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Species: Dorylus kohli   Wasmann, 1904 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 7 valid subspecies

Dorylus (Anomma) kohli Wasmann, 1904b PDF: 669 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: St Gabriel, nr Stanleyville (= Kisangani) (P. Kohl). Type-depositories: NHMB, NHMM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1921c PDF: 114 (s.); van Boven, 1968 PDF: 732 (q.)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Schöning, C., Gotwald, W. H. & Kronauer, D. J. C., 2008, Taxonomy of the African army ant Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) & # 8212; new insights from DNA sequence data and morphology., Zootaxa 1749, pp. 39-52

Dorylus kohli WasmannHNS 1904

Dorylus (Anomma) kohli WasmannHNS 1904: 669. Six syntype workers, DR Congo: St. Gabriel (near Kisangani), collected by P. Kohl, NHME (examined).

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratus SantschiHNS 1914: 430. Holotype worker, Tanzania: Manow, collected by M. Viehmeyer, NHMB (examined), new synonomy.

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratusHNS; Wheeler 1922: 736, Bolton 1995: 180.

Since the diagnostic features of large D. gribodoiHNS workers are constant in all examined samples (from eastern Guinea to eastern Nigeria) and the Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratusHNS worker from Tanzania (more than 3000 km outside the recorded range of D. gribodoiHNS) lacks these features, we exclude this form from D. gribodoiHNS and place it under D. kohli WasmannHNS.

FIGURE 13. Dorsal view of the hypopygium of the D. gribodoiHNS queen (HAD 2.53 mm).

FIGURE 14. Dorsal view of D. gribodoiHNS queen mesosoma (PeW 4.54 mm).

The matching of males and workers by analysis of gene sequences of specimens from the same population is a promising approach for clarifying the taxonomy of army ants and other groups of ants in which these forms are rarely collected together. The discovery of more male-worker associations is essential not only for sorting out the taxonomic confusion in DorylusHNS, but also for determining the diagnostic features of the subgenera.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in in "South Camp" Field Station area, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in rotten wood, 2 times workers from emigration trail, 1 times under stone, 1 times on rotten wood, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times workers from emiigration trail.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 1 times Oil baiting, 1. collection 2 days, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 7 160m.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1650 meters, 1129 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2012-08-12 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Dorylus gerstaeckeri quadratus: casent0911289, casent0911290; syntype of Dorylus kohli: casent0911293, casent0911294; syntype of Dorylus kohli langi: casent0902698, casent0902699; type of Dorylus gerstaeckeri quadratus: focol1100, focol1101, focol1102, focol1103-1, focol1103-2, focol1103-3

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