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Species: Dorylus nigricans   Illiger, 1802 

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Dorylus nigricans_nr01, Dorylus nigricans arcens, Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri, Dorylus nigricans molestus, Dorylus nigricans pallidus, Dorylus nigricans rubellus, Dorylus nigricans sjostedti, Dorylus nigricans sjostedtiwilverthi, Dorylus nigricans terrificus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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.
// 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):

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, 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 and 2019-11-17

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

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