Eotapinoma macalpini

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

While Eotapinoma macalpini is currently placed in the subfamily Dolichoderinae, this 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) (Medicine Hat locality).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • macalpini. †Eotapinoma macalpini Dlussky, 1999b: 73, fig. 1 (w.) CANADA (Cretaceous).