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Species: Dorylus fulvus   (Westwood, 1839) 

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Dorylus fulvus badius, Dorylus fulvus crosi, Dorylus fulvus dentifrons, Dorylus fulvus eurous, Dorylus fulvus glabratus, Dorylus fulvus juvenculus, Dorylus fulvus mordax, Dorylus fulvus obscurior, Dorylus fulvus punicus, Dorylus fulvus ruficeps, Dorylus fulvus saharensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 11 valid subspecies

Typhlopone fulva Westwood, 1839a PDF: 218 (in text), fig. 86.17-20 (w.). Primary type information: Type-material: 3 syntype workers. Type-locality: none given, “found dead in sugar” (C.C. Babington). Type-depository: OXUM. Type notes: Number of specimens is given by Westwood, 1840b PDF: 81. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as fulvis by Prins, 1963 PDF: 97, in the combination Dorylus fulvus badius.]
Emery, 1895l PDF: 723 (m.)
Combination in Dorylus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 10.
Combination in Dorylus (Typhlopone): Emery, 1895l PDF: 723.
Status as species: Westwood, 1840b PDF: 87 (redescription); Smith, 1858a PDF: 110; Roger, 1861a PDF: 45; Roger, 1863b PDF: 20; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 457; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 10; Emery, 1895l PDF: 723; Emery, 1897f PDF: 595; Emery, 1899a PDF: 499; Emery, 1901l PDF: 196 (in key); Forel, 1904c PDF: 369; Forel, 1904d PDF: 5; Mayr, 1907a PDF: 387; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 8; Emery, 1910b PDF: 13; Forel, 1910a PDF: 6; Stitz, 1910: 128; Forel, 1910e PDF: 4; Karavaiev, 1912a PDF: 2; Forel, 1913d PDF: 427; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 333; Arnold, 1915: 125; Emery, 1915e PDF: 6; Stitz, 1917 PDF: 335; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 15; Donisthorpe, 1918c PDF: 166; Emery, 1919c PDF: 102; Crawley, 1920a PDF: 163; Wheeler, 1922: 742; Müller, 1923b PDF: 30; Santschi, 1926e PDF: 235; Kutter, 1928: 66; Crawley, in Santschi, 1928d PDF: 55 (redescription); Santschi, 1931e PDF: 407; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 156; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 155; Weber, 1952c PDF: 6; Ceballos, 1956: 295; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 86; Cagniant, 1968a PDF: 142; Cagniant, 1970a PDF: 413; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 233; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 52; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 264; Kugler, 1988: 256; Bolton, 1995b: 178; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 307; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 27; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 195; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 82 (in key); Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 5; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 203; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 71 (see note in bibliography); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 22; Rasheed et al., 2019 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i3.4330 PDF: 428.
Senior synonym of Dorylus spinolae: Emery, 1895l PDF: 723; Emery, 1910b PDF: 13; Wheeler, 1922: 743; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
    Asia: India, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
    Europe: Balearic Islands, Italy, Slovenia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dorylus fulvus   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 2, (download) 2 3994
Dorylus fulvus   Forel, A., 1910, Glanures myrmecologiques., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 6-32: 1, (download) 1 4022
Dorylus fulvus   Santschi, F., 1928, Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note)., Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 16, pp. 54-69: 54-69 54-69 3628

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times colony in office store, nighttime, 1 times Mr. Raddon's many specimens in casks of sugar from Bengal, dead., 1 times Grotta.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1650 meters, 588 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1907-05-01 and 2014-07-18

Type specimens: Holotype of Dorylus fulvus: casent0901953; Holotype of Typhlopone shuckardi: casent0901954; type of Typhlopone clausii: focol0349, focol0350-1, focol0350-2; type of Typhlopone dahlbomii: casent0901955

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