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Species: Dorylus nigricans   Illiger, 1802 

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Dorylus nigricans arcens, Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri, Dorylus nigricans funereus, Dorylus nigricans hybrida, Dorylus nigricans hybridus, Dorylus nigricans modestus, Dorylus nigricans molesta, Dorylus nigricans molestum, Dorylus nigricans molestus, Dorylus nigricans ornata, Dorylus nigricans ornatum, Dorylus nigricans ornatus, Dorylus nigricans pallida, Dorylus nigricans pallidus, Dorylus nigricans rubella, Dorylus nigricans rubellus, Dorylus nigricans rufescens, Dorylus nigricans sj, Dorylus nigricans sjoestedti, Dorylus nigricans sjostedti, Dorylus nigricans sjostedtiwilverthi, Dorylus nigricans terrifica, Dorylus nigricans terrificus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

8 subspecies

Dorylus nigricans Illiger, 1802 PDF: 188 (m.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1896 PDF: 225 (w.); Forel, 1912k PDF: 177 (q.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1984a PDF: 268 (l.).
Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710; in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942a PDF: 165.
Current subspecies: nominal plus {tax 436751}, {tax 436769}, {tax 436846}, {tax 436863}, {tax 436881}, {tax 436890}, {tax 436891}, {tax 436902}.


Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148

* Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans IlligerHNS.

Mag. Insekten, vol. I, p. 188 (1802), [[male]]. - Emery, apud P. Wytsman, Genera lnsectorum, Formicidae, subfam. Dorylinae, fasc. CII, p. 12 (1910).

Uganda central: M'Bale (1909), 1 [[male]].

Distribution geographique. -Afrique occidentale: Congo, surtout dans le bassin du Niger.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in close to "North Camp" Field Station MPI EVA, 1 times found in South Camp Field Station MPI EVA.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on the ground, 2 times workers on foraging road.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times male collected at light.

Elevations: collected from 2191 - 2380 meters, 2285 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: casent0915346; syntype of Dorylus nigricans: casent0911305; syntype of Dorylus nigricans: casent0911306

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