Dorylus atratus

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Dorylus atratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. atratus
Binomial name
Dorylus atratus
Smith, F., 1859


A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Nigeria (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.

  • atratus. Dorylus atratus Smith, F. 1859b: 4, pl. 1, fig. 15 (m.) NIGERIA. Combination in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942: 165. See also: Emery, 1895j: 722.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 722, see also)
  • Menozzi, C. 1942a. Formiche dell'isola Fernando Poo e del territorio del Rio Muni (Guinea Spagnola). 24. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Forschungsreise H. Eidmann nach Spanisch-Guinea 1939 bis 1940. Zool. Anz. 140: 164-182 (page 165, Combination in Anomma)
  • Smith, F. 1859b [1858]. Catalogue of British fossorial Hymenoptera, Formicidae, and Vespidae, in the collection of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 236 pp. (page 4, pl. 1, fig. 15 male described)