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Species: Dorylus emeryi opacus   Forel, 1909 

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Dorylus emeryi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Dorylus emeryi subsp. opaca Forel, 1909b PDF: 58 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1911l PDF: 452 (m.).
Raised to species: Santschi, 1912b PDF: 154 (in key); Forel, 1916 PDF: 402.
Currently subspecies of Dorylus emeryi: Wheeler, 1922: 43.
See also: Stitz, 1910: 127; Forel, 1913i PDF: 348.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
A fine series of workers of all sizes from a single colony taken at Ngayu (Lang and Chapin). "They appeared during the night, apparently attracted by some bones of large mammals, which they completely covered." The sides of the head of the largest workers are less convex than indicated by Santschi's figure and like that which he gives of D. emeryi , though slightly narrower and much more deeply excavated behind. The preapical tooth of the mandibles is lacking in the largest, though present in the mediae and smallest workers. There are also three workers from Medje, taken from the stomach of a toad (Bufo funereus).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m

Elevations: collected from 110 - 510 meters, 361 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Dorylus emeryi opacus: casent0905924

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