Emplastus gurnetensis

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Emplastus gurnetensis
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Emplastus
Species: E. gurnetensis
Binomial name
Emplastus gurnetensis
(Donisthorpe, 1920)



This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • gurnetensis. Dolichoderus gurnetensis Donisthorpe, 1920: 88, pl. 5, fig. 7 (q.) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene).
    • Combination in †Emplastus: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 82.
    • Status as species: Shattuck, 1994: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 174; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 416 (redescription).