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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.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, 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, 2 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in Savannah Forest, 1 times found in Second. For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground forager(s), 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: 9 times Hand, 2 times Winkler, 3 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 420 meters, 260 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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