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Emplastus britannicus Cockerell 1915 (ant)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 298453

Alternative combination: Dolichoderus britannicus

Synonyms: Dolichoderus ovigerus Cockerell 1915 (no. 222023), Emplastus emeryi Donisthorpe 1920 (no. 256242)

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499

Belongs to Emplastus according to G. M. Dlussky and K. S. Perfilieva 2014

Sister taxa: Emplastus antiquus, Emplastus biamoensis, Emplastus dubius, Emplastus elongatus, Emplastus gurnetensis, Emplastus haueri, Emplastus hypolithus, Emplastus kozlovi, Emplastus macrops, Emplastus miocenicus, Emplastus ocellus

Type specimens:

  • Emplastus britannicus: USNM 61413, a forewing. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Dolichoderus ovigerus: USNM 61416, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Emplastus emeryi: Hooley H.129, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Hooley coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 6.20, forewing length 5.80