Myrmeciites goliath

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Myrmeciites goliath
Temporal range: Ypresian, Early Eocene McAbee, British Columbia, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: collective group name
Genus: Myrmeciites
Species: M. goliath
Binomial name
Myrmeciites goliath
Archibald, Cover & Moreau, 2006



This taxon was described from McAbee, British Columbia, Canada (Ypresian, Early Eocene).

British Colombia fossil map (Archibald et al., 2018).jpg

British Colombian fossil localities containing ants (Archibald et al., 2018).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • goliath. †Myrmeciites (?) goliath Archibald, Cover & Moreau, 2006: 502, figs. 14D,E (w.or q.?) CANADA (Eocene).