Emplastus hypolithus

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Emplastus hypolithus
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. hypolithus
Binomial name
Emplastus hypolithus
(Cockerell, 1915)




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.

  • hypolithus. †Ponera hypolitha Cockerell, 1915: 483, pl. 64, figs. 3, 4 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN.
    • Combination in †Poneropsis: Taylor, 1964: 139;
    • Combination in Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245 [by implication because Liometopum senior synonym of †Poneropsis: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245],
    • Combination in †Emplastus: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 416.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 363; Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 416 (redescription).