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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Dorylozelus
Forel, 1915
Type species
Dorylozelus mjobergi, now Leptogenys tricosa

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptogenys.


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

  • DORYLOZELUS [junior synonym of Leptogenys]
    • Dorylozelus Forel, 1915b: 24. Type-species: Dorylozelus mjobergi (junior secondary homonym in Leptogenys, replaced by Leptogenys tricosa), by monotypy.
    • Dorylozelus junior synonym of Leptogenys: Taylor, 1969: 132.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 163, Dorylozelus as junior synonym of Leptogenys)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 181, Dorylozelus incertae sedis in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 640, Dorylozelus in Ponerinae, Dorylozelini)
  • Forel, A. 1915a. Fauna Simalurensis. Hymenoptera Aculeata, Fam. Formicidae. Tijdschr. Entomol. 58: 22-43 (page 24, Dorylozelus as genus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 238, Dorylozelus in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1969. The identity of Dorylozelus mjobergi Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 8: 131-133 (page 132, Dorylozelus as junior synonym of Leptogenys)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 646, Dorylozelus in Ponerinae, Dorylozelini)