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Species: Dorylus nigricans   Illiger, 1802 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 8 valid subspecies

Dorylus nigricans Illiger, 1802 PDF: 188 (m.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype male. Type-locality: Sierra Leone. Type-depository: unknown (“Hellwig’s collection”). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1896 PDF: 225 (w.); Forel, 1912k PDF: 177 (q.); Santschi, 1930a PDF: 55 (s.w.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1984a PDF: 268 (l.).
Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Combination in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942a PDF: 165.
Status as species: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 427; Jurine, 1807 PDF: 281 (in text); Latreille, 1809 PDF: 124; Latreille, 1817b: 556; Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835 PDF: 228; Shuckard, 1840b PDF: 271; Westwood, 1842 PDF: 79; Guérin-Méneville, 1849: 353; Smith, 1859c PDF: 2; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 408; Roger, 1863b PDF: 41; Gerstäcker, 1871: 355; Ritsema, 1874 PDF: 182; Emery, 1892e: liv; Emery, 1892f PDF: 555; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 12; André, 1895a PDF: 5; Emery, 1895l PDF: 710; Mayr, 1896 PDF: 225; Emery, 1901l PDF: 196 (in key); Forel, 1901m PDF: 47; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 1; Forel, 1907h PDF: 15; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 7; Forel, 1909b PDF: 51; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352; Emery, 1910b PDF: 12; Stitz, 1910: 128; Forel, 1910c PDF: 248; Forel, 1911f PDF: 362; Forel, 1911h PDF: 275; Santschi, 1912b PDF: 156 (in key); Forel, 1912k PDF: 177; Forel, 1913b PDF: 311; Forel, 1913i PDF: 348; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 62; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 332; Forel, 1914d PDF: 216; Wheeler, 1922: 46, 737; Menozzi, 1927f PDF: 356; Santschi, 1930a PDF: 55; Karavaiev, 1931d PDF: 42; Santschi, 1937b PDF: 95; Weber, 1943d PDF: 288; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 218; Raignier & Boven, 1955: 70, 86 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 179; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 204.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

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 (Anomma) nigricans IlligerHNS.

Mag. Insekten, vol. I, p. 188 (1802), [[male]]. - Emery, apud P. Wytsman, Genera lnsectorum, Formicidae, subfam. Dorylinae, fasc. CII, p. 12 (1910).

Uganda central: M'Bale (1909), 1 [[male]].

Distribution geographique. -Afrique occidentale: Congo, surtout dans le bassin du Niger.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in close to "North Camp" Field Station MPI EVA, 1 times found in South Camp Field Station MPI EVA.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Moist soil, 2 times on the ground, 1 times Foraging on ground, 2 times workers on foraging road.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand collected, 2 times search, 1 times Hand, 1 times male collected at light.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 2380 meters, 1435 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-02-01 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: not part of a type series: casent0915346; syntype of Dorylus nigricans: casent0911305; syntype of Dorylus nigricans: casent0911306



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