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Genus: Dorylus   Fabricius, 1793 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

59 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
Shuckard, 1840a PDF: 195 (genera key); Roger, 1863b: 20, 41, 42 (Typhlopone, Anomma, Dorylus, Rhogmus, Dichthadia catalogues); Smith, 1858a PDF: 110, 112 (Typhlopone, Anomma diagnoses); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 394, 407, 408, 453, 457 (Anomma, Dichthadia, Dorylus, Rhogmus, Typhlopone catalogues); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 16, 17 (Dorylinae, Typhlopone, Anomma, Dorylus, Rhogmus, Dichthadia diagnoses); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 91 (Typhlopone diagnosis); Forel, 1878c PDF: 365 (diagnosis); Emery, 1882a: 251 (Europe & Algeria species key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 8, 9 (Rhogmus, Anomma, Dorylus) catalogues; Emery, 1895l PDF: 699, 701, 706; 764 (diagosis genus, subgenera, all species key; diagnoses subfamily & tribe); Emery, 1896e PDF: 174 (genera key); Forel, 1901a PDF: 462 (subgenera key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 2 (diagnosis, India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Ashmead, 1906 PDF: 22, 25, 26 (subfamilies, tribes & genera keys); Wheeler, 1910a: 137 (diagnosis); Emery, 1910b PDF: 4 (diagnosis, tribes, key, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 8 (Dorylini (Dichthadia) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 9 (Dorylini (Dorylus) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 10 (Dorylini (Anomma) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 12 (Dorylini (Typhlopone) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 13 (Dorylini (Rhogmus) diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1910b PDF: 14 (Dorylini (Alaopone) diagnosis, catalogue); Santschi, 1912b PDF: 154 (Dorylini (Anomma) species key); Arnold, 1915: 113, 114, 115 (tribes key, subgenera key, South Africa Dorylini (Dorylus) species key); Forel, 1917 PDF: 239 (synoptic classification); Santschi, 1919b PDF: 231 (Dorylini (Rhogmus) males key); Forel, 1921c: 135 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922: 39, 41, 633, 727 (subfamily & genus diagnoses, tribes & subgenera key, Afrotropical catalogue); Morley, 1939: 114 (phylogeny); Santschi, 1939a PDF: 152 (Dorylini (Alaopone) species, males key); Brown & Nutting, 1950 PDF: 123 (venation & phylogeny); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 9 (Asia checklist); Brown, 1954e PDF: 28 (phylogeny); Raignier & Boven, 1955: 86, 114 (Dorylini (Anomma) species key); Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 57 (tribes key); Eisner, 1957 PDF: 478 (proventriculus morphology); Wilson, 1964a PDF: 436 (Indo-Australian species key); Gotwald, 1969: 49 (mouthparts morphology); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1972a PDF: 36 (diagnosis); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 265 (Neotropical, synoptic classification); Boven, 1972 PDF: 142 Dorylini (Anomma) queens key; Brown, 1973b PDF: 166 (genera & distribution); Boven, 1975 PDF: 196 Dorylini (Dorylus) queens key; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1976b PDF: 46 (larvae, review & synthesis); Smith, 1979: 1326 (North America catalogue); Gotwald & Burdette, 1981 PDF: 78 (phylogeny); Snelling, 1981: 390 (synoptic classification); Gotwald & Schaefer, 1982 PDF: 187 (Dorylini (Anomma) morphology); Gotwald, 1982: 168 (Dorylus subgenera key); Barr & Gotwald, 1982: 2652 (phenetic affinities of males); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1985b PDF: 256 (synoptic classification); Billen, 1986b: 168 (Dufour's gland); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 9 onward (synoptic classification, world genera, keys); Bolton, 1990c PDF: 1357 (diagnosis, morphology, phylogeny); Baroni Urbani, Bolton & Ward, 1992 PDF: 316 (phylogeny); Xu, 1994a: 118 (China species key); Bolton, 1994: 35 (diagnosis, synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 177 (catalogue); Hölldobler, Obermayer & Peeters, 1996: 158 (metatibial gland); Perfil'eva, 2002: 1239 (venation); Brady, 2003 PDF: 6575 (phylogeny); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 36, 147 (diagnosis, synopsis); Brady & Ward, 2005 PDF: 593 (phylogeny); Moreau, Bell, et al. 2006: 102 (phylogeny); Brady, Schultz, et al. 2006: 18173 (phylogeny); Ward, 2007C PDF: 555 (classification); Keller, 2011 PDF: 1 (morphology, phylogeny); 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.

Overview:

Dorylus orientalis in kerala

Distribution:

(based on species list records)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic bioregions.

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Bundibugyo, Cameroon, Central, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eastern, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haut-Katanga, Ivory Coast, Kabarole, Kakamega, Kenya, Kilimanjaro, Kongo Central, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Middle Africa, Morogoro, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Cape, Ogooué-Maritime, Oromīya, Rwanda, Sangha-Mbaéré, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South, South Africa, South-West, Southern, Southern Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tshopo, Uganda, Wakiso, Western Africa, Western Cape, Woleu-Ntem, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ānseba
Indomalaya Region: Arunachal Pradesh, Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Chiang Mai, India, Indonesia, Karnataka, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Puducherry, Sabah, Sarawak, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka, Terengganu, Thailand, Vietnam, West Bengal
Palearctic Region: Algeria, Balearic Islands, China, Egypt, Europe, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kairouan, Lebanon, Morocco, Northern Africa, Oman, Piemonte, Saudi Arabia, Southern Europe, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Asia

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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