Dolichoderus satanus

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Dolichoderus satanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. satanus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus satanus
Bolton, 1995



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • obscura. Formica obscura Smith, F. 1858b: 42 (q.) BRAZIL. [Junior primary homonym of †Formica obscura Heer, 1849: 119.] Replacement name: satanus Bolton, 1995b: 176. Combination in Dolichoderus: Mayr, 1886c: 356; in D. (Monacis): Emery, 1894c: 228; in Monacis: Kempf, 1959b: 268; in Dolichoderus: Shattuck, 1992c: 77. See also: Mackay, 1993b: 80; Shattuck, 1994: 59.
  • satanus. Dolichoderus satanus Bolton, 1995b: 176. Replacement name for Formica obscura Smith, F. 1858b: 42. [Junior primary homonym of †Formica obscura Heer, 1849: 119.] [For earlier data see under obscura Smith.]



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 176, Replacement name)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 42, Replacement name for Formica obscura)