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Species: Dorylus kohli   Wasmann, 1904 

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Dorylus kohli chapini, Dorylus kohli congolensis, Dorylus kohli frenisyi, Dorylus kohli indocilis, Dorylus kohli langi, Dorylus kohli militaris, Dorylus kohli minor, Dorylus kohli victoriae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

7 subspecies

Dorylus (Anomma) kohli Wasmann, 1904b: 669 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1921c PDF: 114 (s.); Boven, 1968 PDF}: 732 (q.).
Senior synonym of Dorylus quadratus: Schöning, et al. 2008: 449.
See also: Raignier & Boven, 1955}: 78.


African Region: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Schöning, C., Gotwald, W. H. & Kronauer, D. J. C., 2008, Taxonomy of the African army ant Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) & # 8212; new insights from DNA sequence data and morphology., Zootaxa 1749, pp. 39-52

Dorylus kohli WasmannHNS 1904

Dorylus (Anomma) kohli WasmannHNS 1904: 669. Six syntype workers, DR Congo: St. Gabriel (near Kisangani), collected by P. Kohl, NHME (examined).

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratus SantschiHNS 1914: 430. Holotype worker, Tanzania: Manow, collected by M. Viehmeyer, NHMB (examined), new synonomy.

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratusHNS; Wheeler 1922: 736, Bolton 1995: 180.

Since the diagnostic features of large D. gribodoiHNS workers are constant in all examined samples (from eastern Guinea to eastern Nigeria) and the Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratusHNS worker from Tanzania (more than 3000 km outside the recorded range of D. gribodoiHNS) lacks these features, we exclude this form from D. gribodoiHNS and place it under D. kohli WasmannHNS.

FIGURE 13. Dorsal view of the hypopygium of the D. gribodoiHNS queen (HAD 2.53 mm).

FIGURE 14. Dorsal view of D. gribodoiHNS queen mesosoma (PeW 4.54 mm).

The matching of males and workers by analysis of gene sequences of specimens from the same population is a promising approach for clarifying the taxonomy of army ants and other groups of ants in which these forms are rarely collected together. The discovery of more male-worker associations is essential not only for sorting out the taxonomic confusion in DorylusHNS, but also for determining the diagnostic features of the subgenera.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in in "South Camp" Field Station area, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 4 times search, 1 times Oil baiting, 1. collection 2 days, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 7 160m

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1650 meters, 1129 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Dorylus gerstaeckeri quadratus: casent0911289, casent0911290; syntype of Dorylus kohli: casent0911293, casent0911294; syntype of Dorylus kohli langi: casent0902698, casent0902699

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