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Genus: Dorylus   Fabricius, 1793 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

60 species, 68 subspecies

Dorylus Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 365 . Type-species: Vespa helvola, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Dorylus in Dorylidae: Leach, 1815: 147 [Dorylida]; Shuckard, 1840b PDF: 268; Smith, 1859c PDF: 1; Smith, 1871b PDF: 335.
Dorylus in Dorylinae: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 17 [Dorylidae]; Forel, 1878c PDF: 365 (footnote) [Dorylidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 9.
Dorylus in Dorylinae, Dorylini: Forel, 1893b PDF: 163; Emery, 1895l PDF: 764 [Dorylii]; Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 381; Wheeler, 1910a: 137; Emery, 1910b PDF: 5; Arnold, 1915: 113; Forel, 1917 PDF: 239; all subsequent authors.
Genus Dorylus references: see tribe Dorylini and below
Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 112 (worker, male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Driver ants (Dorylus subgenus Anomma) are among Africa's most visible insects. Here, soldiers stand guard along a foraging trail. Kibale Forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


Afrotropical Region: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Indomalaya Region: Arunachal Pradesh, Bangladesh, Borneo, India, Indonesia, Karnataka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, West Bengal
Palearctic Region: Algeria, Balearic Islands, China, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorylus   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 153, (download) 153 21820
Dorylus   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Dorylus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 41-42, (download) 41-42 20597


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