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Temporal range: 42–0 Ma
Middle Eocene – Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Casaleia
Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1990
Type species
Protamblyopone inversa, now Casaleia inversa
4 fossil species
(Species Checklist, Species by Country)



This taxon is known from Bol’shaya Svetlovodnaya, Sikhote-Alin, Russia (Priabonian, Late Eocene), Chon-Tyz mine, Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan (Middle Miocene), Messel, Germany (Lutetian, Middle Eocene), Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • CASALEIA [Amblyoponinae]
    • Casaleia Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1990: 5. Replacement name for †Protamblyopone Dlussky, 1981: 65. [Junior homonym of Protamblyopone Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 1.]
  • PROTAMBLYOPONE [junior homonym, see †Casaleia]
    • Protamblyopone Dlussky, 1981: 65. Type-species: †Protamblyopone inversa, by original designation. [Junior homonym of Protamblyopone Wheeler, above.]
    • Casaleia Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1990: 5, replacement name for †Protamblyopone Dlussky.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 164, Caseleia in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 134, Caseleia in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 155, Caseleia in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Pagliano, G.; Scaramozzino, P. 1990 [1989]. Elenco dei generi di Hymenoptera del mundo. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 68: 1-210 (page 5, Replacement name for Protamblyopone Dlussky, 1981:65; junior homonym of Protamblyopone Wheeler, W.M. 1927:1 (Formicidae))