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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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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • 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)