Dorylus attenuatus

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Dorylus attenuatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. attenuatus
Binomial name
Dorylus attenuatus
Shuckard, 1840

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Dorylus orientalis-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Gambia (type locality), Namibia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • attenuatus. Dorylus attenuatus Shuckard, 1840c: 322 (m.) GAMBIA. Combination in D. (Alaopone): Emery, 1895j: 733. Senior synonym of umbratipennis: Santschi, 1939a: 148. Current subspecies: nominal plus acuminatus, australis, bondroiti, latinodis.
  • umbratipennis. Dorylus (Alaopone) attenuatus var. umbratipennis Forel, 1909b: 52 (m.) "Nini", probably DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (see Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 749). Junior synonym of attenuatus: Santschi, 1939a: 148.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 733, Combination in D. (Alaopone))
  • Santschi, F. 1939a. Contribution au sous-genre Alaopone Emery. Rev. Suisse Zool. 46: 143-154 (page 148, Senior synonym of umbratipennsi)
  • Shuckard, W. E. 1840c. Monograph of the Dorylidae, a family of the Hymenoptera Heterogyna. (Concluded from p. 271.). Ann. Nat. Hist. 5: 315-328 (page 332, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Gambia (Western Africa). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 26: 1-13.
  • Forel A. 1910. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschriften der Medizinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 16: 1-30.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Radoszkowsky O. 1876. Comte-rendu des hyménoptères recueillis en Égypte et Abyssinie en 1873. Trudy Russkago Entomologicheskago Obshchestva 12: 111-150.
  • Santschi F. 1939. Contribution au sous-genre Alaopone Emery. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 46: 143-154.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004