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Species: Dorylus affinis   Shuckard, 1840 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 7 valid subspecies

Dorylus affinis Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 316 (m.) GAMBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: Gambia: (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1901l PDF: 189, 197 (w.l.).
Combination in Dorylus (Dorylus): Emery, 1895l PDF: 719.
Status as species: Westwood, 1842 PDF: 79; Smith, 1859c PDF: 2; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 408; Roger, 1863b PDF: 41; Gerstäcker, 1871: 355; Emery, 1892: 110; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 9; Mayr, 1893b PDF: 200; Emery, 1895l PDF: 719; André, 1895a PDF: 5; Mayr, 1896 PDF: 230; Emery, 1897f PDF: 596; Emery, 1899a PDF: 499; Emery, 1901l PDF: 185, 189; Forel, 1901m PDF: 47; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 1; Mayr, 1907a PDF: 387; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 8; Forel, 1909b PDF: 53; Emery, 1910b PDF: 9; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352; Santschi, 1910g PDF: 744; Forel, 1911f PDF: 362; Forel, 1911h PDF: 274; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 3; Stitz, 1911b: 375; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 58; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 332; Arnold, 1915: 120 (redescription); Santschi, 1917c PDF: 18; Wheeler, 1922: 727; Santschi, 1923e PDF: 271; Wheeler, 1925b PDF: 1; Menozzi, 1926a PDF: 37; Menozzi, 1933a: 94; Santschi, 1937b PDF: 98; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 155; Donisthorpe, 1950d PDF: 638; Donisthorpe, 1950e PDF: 1057; Menozzi & Consani, 1952 PDF: 58; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 217; van Boven & Lévieux, 1970 PDF: 353; Bolton, 1995b: 177; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 307; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 5; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 203; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 71 (see note in bibliography).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Turkey
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Gerstäcker 1871

Notes:

Caste of types: (m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorylus affinis   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 53, (download) 53 4018
Dorylus affinis   Mayr, G., 1893, Formiciden von Herrn Dr. Fr. Stuhlmann in Ost-Afrika gesammelt., Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10, pp. 193-201: 8, (download) 8 4386
Dorylus affinis   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 58-59, (download) 58-59 8111
Dorylus affinis   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 271, (download) 271 3603

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in grassland, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in woodland, 1 times found in edge, 1 times found in primary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under a stone, 2 times on the ground, 1 times rainforest soil, leaf litter, 30 pm times ground foragers, 5, 1 times at light, 10 pm.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times search, 1 times oil baiting, transect walk, 1 times at light, 1 times F3, 40m, oil baiting, 1. collection 4 days, 1 times oil baiting, 1. collection 2 days.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 3217 meters, 2358 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-03-08 00:00:00.0 and 2016-08-02 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Typhlopone oraniensis brevinodosus: casent0915640; type of Dorylus affinis: focol1093, casent0901948; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Dorylus affinis zimmermanni bulawayensis: casent0905921, casent0905922



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