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Species: Dorylus orientalis   Westwood, 1835 

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Dorylus orientalis obscuriceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Dorylus orientalis Westwood, 1835 PDF: 72 (m.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1901a PDF: 463 (w.).
Combination in Dorylus (Alaopone): Emery, 1895l PDF: 731.
Senior synonym of Dorylus curtisii (and its junior synonym Dorylus oberthueri): Forel, 1901a PDF: 463; of Dorylus longicornis: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 4; Wilson, 1964a PDF: 442; of Dorylus fuscus: Wilson, 1964a PDF: 442.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Dorylus orientalis obscuriceps.

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Dorylus orientalis Westwood 1835, from Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala. by Dr Kalesh Sadasivan


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Bhutan, India, Myanmar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on ground (dead), 1 times associated with cabbage.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 26.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1870 meters, 878 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Alaopone oberthueri: casent0905736; syntype of Dorylus fuscus: casent0903710; type of Alaopone oberthueri: focol1113, focol1114, focol1115; type of Dorylus longicornis: casent0901951; type of Dorylus orientalis: casent0901942

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