Canapone dentata

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Canapone dentata
Temporal range: Campanian, Late Cretaceous Foremost Formation amber, Alberta, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Genus: Canapone
Species: C. dentata
Binomial name
Canapone dentata
Dlussky, 1999

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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.]