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Temporal range: 38–16 Ma Priabonian, Late Eocene to Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Emplastus
Donisthorpe, 1920
Type species
Emplastus emeryi, now Emplastus britannicus
12 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)



This taxon is known from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene); Bol’shaya Svetlovodnaya, Sikhote-Alin, Russia (Priabonian, Late Eocene) and Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • EMPLASTUS [Dolichoderinae]
    • Emplastus Donisthorpe, 1920: 86. Type-species: †Emplastus emeryi, by original designation.
    • Emplastus in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Donisthorpe, 1920: 86; Bolton, 1994: 164.
    • Emplastus incertae sedis in Dolichoderinae: Ward, et al. 2010: 362.
    • Emplastus in Dolichoderinae: Bolton, 2003: 87; Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 242; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 414.
    • Emplastus catalogue: Bolton, 1995b: 188.
    • Emplastus references: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 242 (diagnosis).