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Species: Dorylus fimbriatus   (Shuckard, 1840) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Rhogmus fimbriatus Shuckard, 1840c PDF: 325 (m.) GAMBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype males (number not stated). Type-locality: Gambia: (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895l PDF: 736 (w.); Brauns, 1903 PDF: 294 (q.).
Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus): Emery, 1895l PDF: 736.
Status as species: Westwood, 1842 PDF: 80; Smith, 1859c PDF: 4; Roger, 1863b PDF: 42; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 453; Gerstäcker, 1871: 355; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 8; Emery, 1895l PDF: 736; Emery, 1899a PDF: 499; Emery, 1901l PDF: 187; Forel, 1901m PDF: 47; Forel, 1904c PDF: 369; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 2; Forel, 1907h PDF: 15; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 8; Forel, 1909b PDF: 52, 71; Emery, 1910b PDF: 14; Stitz, 1911b: 375; Forel, 1911f PDF: 362; Santschi, 1911g PDF: 207; Forel, 1912c PDF: 81; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 65; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 333; Arnold, 1915: 129 (redescription); Santschi, 1919b PDF: 231 (in key); Wheeler, 1922: 746; Menozzi, 1926a PDF: 37; Menozzi, 1927f PDF: 356; Santschi, 1930a PDF: 56; Santschi, 1930b PDF: 54; Santschi, 1937d PDF: 215; Van Boven, 1967b PDF: 55; van Boven & Lévieux, 1970 PDF: 356; Bolton, 1995b: 178; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 203.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (m)

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 (Rhogmus) fimbriatus (Shuckard)HNS.

Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., vol. 5, p. 325 (1840), [[male]]. - Emery, apud P. Wytsman, Genera Insectorum, Formicidae, subfam. Dorylinae, fase. CII, p. 14 (1910), [[male]], [[queen]], [[worker]].

Afrique orientale anglaise: Molo, dans le Maue escarpment (alt. 2.400 m., st. n° 19, dec. 1911), 1 [[male]]; - Wambogo, dans les W7a-Kikuyu (alt. 1.750 m., st. n° 32, janv. 1912), 2 [[male]]; - - Nairobi (1904), [[male]]; - mont Kenya: N'daika, au N.-O., dans la zone infe- rieure des forets (alt. 2.200 m., 1909), 2 [[male]].

Afrique orientale allemande: Tanga, grottes du Kulumuzi (avril 1909), 4 [[worker]].

Uganda: province d'Unyoro: region a l'est de l'Albert-Nyanza (1909), 2 [[male]].

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Cultives, 1 times found in Gallery For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times forest ground/litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times Hand, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 165 - 2377 meters, 1298 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-04-01 00:00:00.0 and 2017-09-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: type of Dorylus fimbriatus: casent0901943

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