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Species: Dorylus atriceps   Shuckard, 1840 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Dorylus atriceps Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 323 (m.) GAMBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: Gambia (no further data). Type-depository: presumably BMNH or OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorylus (Shuckardia): Emery, 1895l PDF: 740.
Combination in Dorylus (Alaopone): Emery, 1910b PDF: 15.
Senior synonym of Dorylus ritsemae: Emery, 1895l PDF: 740; Emery, 1910b PDF: 15; Wheeler, 1922: 748; Bolton, 1995b: 177.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorylus atriceps   Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: -1, (download) -1 3735
Dorylus atriceps   Emery, C., 1884, Materiali per lo studio della fauna Tunisina raccolti da G. e L. Doria. III. Rassegna delle formiche della Tunisia., Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 21, pp. 373-386: 386, (download) 386 3743
Dorylus (Alaopone) atriceps   Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295: 276, (download) 276 3603

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Dorylus atriceps: casent0902697

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