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Species: Dorylus affinis   Shuckard, 1840 

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See Also:

Dorylus affinis aegyptiacus, Dorylus affinis denudatus, Dorylus affinis exilis, Dorylus affinis hirsutus, Dorylus affinis loewyi, Dorylus affinis parapsidalis, Dorylus affinis pulliceps
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Gerstäcker 1871


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 at light, 1 times Colony No. YA51/2005, oil baiting, transect walk, 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 and 2016-08-02

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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