Dorylus conradti

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Dorylus conradti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. conradti
Binomial name
Dorylus conradti
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Dorylus orientalis-group


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 3.692196° to -0.317°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, Kenya, Togo (type locality), Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0217464. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Syntype of Dorylus conradtiWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0903713. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.
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Syntype of Dorylus conradtiWorker. Specimen code casent0903714. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Dorylus conradtiQueen (ergatoid). Specimen code casent0903712. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


Relationships among selected Dorylus species based on Kronauer et al. (2007).


Dorylus laevigatus

Dorylus conradti

Dorylus orientalis

Dorylus fimbriatus laevipodex

Dorylus fulvus

Dorylus spininodis

Dorylus mayri

Dorylus nigricans rubellus

Dorylus nigricans molestus

Dorylus nigricans terrificus

Dorylus wilverthi

Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri

Dorylus nigricans sjostedti

Dorylus nigricans arcens

Dorylus nigricans

Dorylus emeryi

Dorylus gerstaeckeri

Dorylus gribodoi

Dorylus kohli

Dorylus emeryi opacus

Dorylus braunsi

Dorylus affinis

Dorylus helvolus


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

  • conradti. Dorylus (Alaopone) conradti Emery, 1895j: 734, pl. 16, figs. 1-4; pl. 17, figs. 7-10 (w.q.) TOGO.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Togo: Bismarckburg (L. Conradt).
    • Type-depositories: MNHU, MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1901c: 196 (in key); Emery, 1910b: 15; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 51, 749; Santschi, 1939a: 147; Bolton, 1995b: 178; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 203.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Togo.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus berlandi.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.