Originally thought to be of Cretaceous age, this amber is now known to be much younger in age, likely Miocene (Perrichot et al., 2016, 2018, 2019).
A fossil dolichoderine was reported from Ethiopian amber by LaPolla et al. (2013: suppl. fig. 5) but this specimen is currently under study and has yet to be formally described.
Genera known from Ethiopian amber
Species known from Ethiopian amber
- LaPolla, J. S.; Dlussky, G. M.; Perrichot, V. 2013. Ants and the fossil record. Annual Review of Entomology 58:609-630.
- Perrichot, V., Salas-Gismondi, R., Antoine, P.-O. 2019. The ant genus Tapinoma Förster (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in Miocene amber of Peru. Palaeoentomology 2(6): 585-590 (doi:10.11646/palaeoentomology.2.6.8).