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Species: Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri   (Shuckard, 1840) 

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Dorylus nigricans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Anomma burmeisteri Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 326 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Junior synonym of Dorylus nigricans: Emery, 1895l PDF: 710; Emery, 1910b PDF: 12.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Dorylus nigricans: Wasmann, 1904b: 671; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 7; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352; Santschi, 1914b: 62.
Raised to species: Stitz, 1916: 373; Santschi, 1921c PDF: 115.
Currently subspecies of Dorylus nigricans: Wheeler, 1922: 738; Santschi, 1937b PDF: 96.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern Africa, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kongo Central, Kédougou, Liberia, Mali, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Zimbabwe

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in Savannah, 4 times found in Cultives, 1 times found in Second. For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times workers from nest T15, Layon Becky, 1 times Foraging, 1 times on tree, 1 times cacao plant, (?) nest ali c..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Hand, 3 times Pitfall, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 215 - 420 meters, 313 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: rmcaent000017707, rmcaent000017709; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri hybrida: casent0911309, casent0911310

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