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Species: Dorylus nigricans   Illiger, 1802 

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Dorylus nigricans arcens, Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri, Dorylus nigricans molestus, Dorylus nigricans pallidus, Dorylus nigricans rubellus, Dorylus nigricans sjostedti, Dorylus nigricans sjostedtiwilverthi, Dorylus nigricans terrificus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

8 subspecies

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

Taxonomic history


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
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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