Temporal range: Early Miocene? Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
Scudder (1877) described this fossil from Quesnel, as a member of the Braconidae, but it was later considered to be an ant (Wheeler 1911), and subsequently as belonging to an undetermined family (Bolton 2003).
This taxon was described from Canada (Miocene).
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- †antediluvianum. †Calyptites antediluvianum Scudder, 1877b: 270 (forewing) CANADA (Miocene).
- [Note: may not belong in Formicidae; see †Calyptites in catalogue of genus-group taxa.]
- Archibald, S.B., Rasnitsyn, A.P., Brothers, D.J., Mathewes, R.W. 2018. Modernisation of the Hymenoptera: ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies of the early Eocene Okanagan Highlands of western North America. The Canadian Entomologist 150:53 (DOI 10.4039/tce.2017.59).
- Scudder, S. H. 1877a. Appendix to Mr. George M. Dawson's report. The insects of the Tertiary beds at Quesnel. Rep. Prog. Geol. Surv. Can. 1875- 1876: 266-280 (page 270, (forewing) described)