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Myrmeciites goliath Archibald et al. 2006 (bulldog ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204930

Full reference: S. B. Archibald, S. P. Cover, and C. S. Moreau. 2006. Bulldog Ants of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands and History of the Subfamily (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(3):487-523

Belongs to Myrmeciites according to B. Bolton 2012

Sister taxa: Myrmeciites herculeanus, Myrmeciites tabanifluviensis

Type specimen: UCCIPR L-18 F-999(1000), an exoskeleton (large ant preserved in dorsolateral aspect). Its type locality is McAbee (University College of the Cariboo TRU coll), which is in a Ypresian lacustrine - large mudstone in Canada.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 3.00