Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Canapone dentata was originally placed in Ponerinae and later transferred to Ectatomminae. However, its taxonomic placement is uncertain as the species was based on a unique specimen that was only partial or partly visible and its precise affinity remains enigmatic (Perrichot, 2019).
This taxon was described from Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada (Campanian, Late Cretaceous).
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- †dentata. †Canapone dentata Dlussky, 1999b: 76, fig. 2 (w.) MEDICINE HAT AMBER (Canada: Alberta, Cretaceous).
- Status as species: Barden, 2017: 3.
- [Note: Barden, 2017: 12, notes that the holotype has been lost.]
- Boudinot, B.E., Perrichot, V., Chaul, J.C.M. 2020. †Camelosphecia gen. nov., lost ant-wasp intermediates from the mid-Cretaceous (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). ZooKeys 1005, 21–55 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.1005.57629).
- Dlussky, G. M. 1999c. New ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Canadian amber. Paleontol. Zh. 1999(4 4: 73-76 (page 76, fig. 2 worker described)
- Dlussky, G. M. 1999d. New ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Canadian amber. Paleontol. J. 33: 409-412 (English Translation)
- Perrichot, V. 2019. New Cretaceous records and the diversification of crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 8th International Congress on Fossil Insects, Arthropods & Amber, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.