Dorylus aethiopicus

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Dorylus aethiopicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. aethiopicus
Binomial name
Dorylus aethiopicus
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Dorylus orientalis-group


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Sudan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • aethiopicus. Dorylus (Shuckardia) atriceps subsp. aethiopicus Emery, 1895j: 741, figs. JJ, KK (m.) SUDAN. Forel, 1907b: 201 (w.). Combination in D. (Alaopone): Forel, 1907b: 201. Raised to species: Santschi, 1923e: 277.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 741, figs. JJ, KK male described)
  • Forel, A. 1907e. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 51: 201-208 (page 201, worker described, Combination in D. (Alaopone))
  • Santschi, F. 1923e. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens et notes diverses. I. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 11: 259-295 (page 277, Raised to species)