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Species: Dorylus fimbriatus   (Shuckard, 1840) 

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See Also:

Dorylus fimbriatus crampeli, Dorylus fimbriatus laevipodex, Dorylus fimbriatus poweri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Rhogmus fimbriatus Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 325 (m.) GAMBIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895l PDF: 736 (w.); Brauns, 1903 PDF: 294 (q.).
Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus): Emery, 1895l PDF: 736.
See also: Emery, 1901l PDF: 187; Forel, 1901m PDF: 47; Arnold, 1915: 129; Boven, 1967: 55.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148

Dorylus (Rhogmus) fimbriatus (Shuckard)HNS.

Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., vol. 5, p. 325 (1840), [[male]]. - Emery, apud P. Wytsman, Genera Insectorum, Formicidae, subfam. Dorylinae, fase. CII, p. 14 (1910), [[male]], [[queen]], [[worker]].

Afrique orientale anglaise: Molo, dans le Maue escarpment (alt. 2.400 m., st. n° 19, dec. 1911), 1 [[male]]; - Wambogo, dans les W7a-Kikuyu (alt. 1.750 m., st. n° 32, janv. 1912), 2 [[male]]; - - Nairobi (1904), [[male]]; - mont Kenya: N'daika, au N.-O., dans la zone infe- rieure des forets (alt. 2.200 m., 1909), 2 [[male]].

Afrique orientale allemande: Tanga, grottes du Kulumuzi (avril 1909), 4 [[worker]].

Uganda: province d'Unyoro: region a l'est de l'Albert-Nyanza (1909), 2 [[male]].

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Cultives, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Savannah For., 1 times found in Gallery For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times forest ground/litter, 1 times For. und. stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand, 1 times search, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 165 - 2377 meters, 549 meters average

Type specimens: type of Dorylus fimbriatus: casent0901943

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