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Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Leptomyrmula
Emery, 1913
Type species
Leptomyrmula maravignae
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)



This taxon is known from Sicilian amber, Italy (Late/Upper Miocene).




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

  • LEPTOMYRMULA [Dolichoderinae: Leptomyrmecini]
    • Leptomyrmula Emery, 1913a: 16 (footnote). Type-species: †Leptomyrmex maravignae, by monotypy.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 26, Leptomyrmula in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 235, Leptomyrmula in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 89, Leptomyrmula in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Dlussky, G., Radchenko, A., and Dubovikoff, D. 2014. A new enigmatic ant genus from late Eocene Danish Amber and its evolutionary and zoogeographic significance. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59: 931–939.
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 16, Leptomyrmula as genus (footnote))
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 121, Leptomyrmula in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915e. The Australian honey-ants of the genus Leptomyrmex Mayr. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 51: 255-286 (page 262, Leptomyrmula in Dolichoderinae, Leptomyrmecini [Leptomyrmicii])