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Species: Dorylus nigricans arcens   (Westwood, 1847) 

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Dorylus nigricans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Anomma arcens Westwood, 1847b: 16, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.) LIBERIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Subspecies of Dorylus burmeisteri: Emery, 1892f PDF: 554.
Senior synonym of Dorylus pubescens: Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Currently subspecies of Dorylus nigricans: Emery, 1895l PDF: 710; Wheeler, 1922: 738.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Santschi, F., 1912:
- J'ai recu de la Cote d'Ivoire (Lohier) toute une serie de cette belle race. Elle est bien caracterisee par sa couleur noire ou presque noire, la grande taille de ses soldats (13 mill.), la forme de la tete a cotes peu convexes et tres convergents en arriere. Les mandibules ont un arc plus etendu que chez les autres races, leur section au tiers externe est cylindrique comme chez burmeisteri mais relativement plus mince. Us correspondent exactement a la description de Westwood.

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
Eleven maxima and media workers from Medje (Lang and Chapin), taken from the stomach of a toad (Bufo funereus), are very dark, almost black, and are evidently referable to this subspecies, though the largest specimens are only about 10.5 mm. long, whereas the largest workers, according to Emery and Santschi, measure 13 mm. The surface of the body is very shining, the head more opaque in front.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Anomma arcens: casent0901937, casent0901938, casent0901939

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