Dorylus affinis aegyptiacus

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Dorylus affinis aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. affinis
Subspecies: D. affinis aegyptiacus
Trinomial name
Dorylus affinis aegyptiacus
Mayr, 1865
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Ethiopia.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • aegyptiacus. Dorylus aegyptiacus Mayr, 1865: 76 (footnote) (m.) EGYPT.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Egypt: (no further data).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Emery, 1915g: 3 (w.).
    • Combination in D. (Dorylus): Emery, 1895j: 720.
    • Status as species; André, 1882c: 255 (in key); André, 1884b: 538.
    • Junior synonym of affinis: Emery, 1892a: 110.
    • Subspecies of affinis: Emery, 1892c: liv; Dalla Torre, 1893: 10; Emery, 1895j: 720; Emery, 1896i: 153; Emery, 1897e: 596; Mayr, 1904b: 1; Forel, 1910c: 248; Emery, 1910b: 10; Santschi, 1910g: 744; Karavaiev, 1911: 3; Emery, 1915g: 5; Santschi, 1917c: 19 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 728; Viehmeyer, 1923: 85; Santschi, 1933b: 97; Finzi, 1939a: 155; Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 57; Bolton, 1995b: 177; Madl, 2019: 13.
    • Senior synonym of abyssinicus: Forel, 1910c: 248; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 728; Bolton, 1995b: 177.
    • Distribution: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan.
  • abyssinicus. Dorylus (Dorylus) brevinodosus var. abyssinicus Emery, 1895j: 717 (w.) ETHIOPIA.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Ethiopia: Bogos, Karen (O. Beccari).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Subspecies of affinis: Emery, 1910b: 10.
    • Junior synonym of aegyptiacus: Forel, 1910c: 248; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 728; Bolton, 1995b: 177.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1892a. Sopra alcune formiche raccolte dall'Ingegnere L. Bricchetti Robecchi nel paese dei Somali. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 32[=(2(12): 110-112 (page 110, Junior synonym of affinis)
  • Emery, C. 1892h. [Untitled. From table of contents: "Sur une fourmi nouvelle d'Assinie et remarques sur les Dorylides d'Afrique."]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (Bull.) 61:liii-lv. (page lv, Revived from synonymy as variety/subspecies of affinis)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 720, Revived from synonymy as variety/subspecies of affinis)
  • Emery, C. 1915f. Escursioni zoologiche del Dr. Enrico Festa nell'Isola di Rodi. XII. Formiche. Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. R. Univ. Torino 30(7 701: 1-7 (page 3, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1910c. Ameisen aus der Kolonie Erythräa. Gesammelt von Prof. Dr. K. Escherich (nebst einigen in West-Abessinien von Herrn A. Ilg gesammelten Ameisen). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 29: 243-274 (page 248, Senior synonym of abyssinicus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 76, (footnote) male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1917c. Note sur Dorylus affinis Shuckard mâle et ses variétés. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 8: 18-21 (page 19, Revived from synonymy as variety/subspecies of affinis)