Dorylus attenuatus australis

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Dorylus attenuatus australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. attenuatus
Subspecies: D. attenuatus australis
Trinomial name
Dorylus attenuatus australis
Santschi, 1919



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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.

  • australis. Dorylus (Alaopone) montanum st. australis Santschi, 1919b: 231 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Cape Prov., Herschell Distr., Majuba (G. Arnold).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [Also described as new, but at species rank, by Santschi, 1920d: 362; based on same specimens.]
    • Subspecies of montanus: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 750; Arnold, 1926: 221; Donisthorpe, 1941k: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 177.
    • Subspecies of attenuatus: Santschi, 1939a: 147.
    • Distribution: South Africa.



  • Santschi, F. 1919b. Fourmis nouvelles éthiopiennes. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 6: 229-240 (page 231, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1939a. Contribution au sous-genre Alaopone Emery. Rev. Suisse Zool. 46: 143-154 (page 147, Subspecies of attenuatus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 750, Subspecies of montanus)