Dorylus fulvus dentifrons

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Dorylus fulvus dentifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. fulvus
Subspecies: D. fulvus dentifrons
Trinomial name
Dorylus fulvus dentifrons
Wasmann, 1904



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.216667° to -5.875°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

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.





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

  • dentifrons. Dorylus fulvus subsp. dentifrons Wasmann, 1904b: 674 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“unterer Congo”): Kasai, Sankuru, 1903 (E. Luja).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB, NHMM.
    • Combination in D. (Typhlopone): Emery, 1910b: 13.
    • Junior synonym of glabratus: Emery, 1915g: 6.
    • Subspecies of fulvus: Emery, 1910b: 13; Emery, 1915g: 6; Emery, 1919c: 102; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 745; Santschi, 1923e: 276; Santschi, 1931d: 408; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Senior synonym of stramineus: Emery, 1919c: 102; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 745; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • stramineus. Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus var. stramineus Stitz, 1910: 128 (s.w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (Zenker).
    • Type-depositories: MNHU, NHMB.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1931d: 408.
    • Junior synonym of dentifrons: Emery, 1919c: 102; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 745; Bolton, 1995b: 180.



  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 13, Combination in D. (Typhlopone))
  • Emery, C. 1915f. Escursioni zoologiche del Dr. Enrico Festa nell'Isola di Rodi. XII. Formiche. Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. R. Univ. Torino 30(7 701: 1-7 (page 6, Provisional junior synonym of glabratus)
  • Emery, C. 1919c. Notes critiques de myrmécologie. [I-IV.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 59: 100-107 (page 102, Subspecies of fulvus, and senior synonym of stramineus)
  • Wasmann, E. 1904b. Zur Kenntniss der Gäste der Treiberameisen und ihrer Wirthe am obern Congo, nach den Sammlungen und Beobachtungen von P. Herm. Kohl, C.S.S.C. bearbeitet. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 7: 611-682 (page 673, worker described)
  • 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 745, Subspecies of fulvus, and senior synonym of stramineus)