Dorylus emeryi

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Dorylus emeryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. emeryi
Binomial name
Dorylus emeryi
Mayr, 1896

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Specimen labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 3.383333333° to 3.383333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic.

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.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a associate (details unknown) for the phorid fly Aenigmatopoeus kohli (a associate (details unknown)) (Quevillon, 2018).


Images from AntWeb

Dorylus emeryi casent0172655 head 1.jpgDorylus emeryi casent0172655 profile 1.jpgDorylus emeryi casent0172655 dorsal 1.jpgDorylus emeryi casent0172655 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0172655. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Worker. Specimen code casent0172656. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.


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.

  • emeryi. Dorylus emeryi Mayr, 1896: 225 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (Y. Sjöstedt).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB, NHMW (probably also in NHRS).
    • Combination in D. (Anomma): Emery, 1910b: 11;
    • combination in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942: 165.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1901c: 196 (in key); Emery, 1910b: 11; Stitz, 1910: 127; Santschi, 1912b: 154 (in key); Santschi, 1914d: 333; Forel, 1916: 402; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 43, 735; Menozzi, 1942: 165; Eidmann, 1944: 425; Bernard, 1953b: 218; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 83, 86 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus opacus, pulsi.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Eidmann H. 1944. Die Ameisenfauna von Fernando Poo. 27. Beitrag zu den Ergebnissen der Westafrika-Expedition. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 76: 413-490.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Menozzi C. 1942. 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. Zoologischer Anzeiger 140: 164-182.
  • Santschi F. 1914. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 8: 309-385.
  • 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