Dorylus gribodoi

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Dorylus gribodoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. gribodoi
Binomial name
Dorylus gribodoi
Emery, 1892

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Specimen labels

Synonyms
Evolutionary Relationships
Dorylus

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












Based on Kronauer et al., 2007. Note only selected Dorylus species are included, and undescribed species are excluded.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Togo (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • gribodoi. Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892d: 570, pl. 15, fig. 15 (m.) TOGO. Schöning, et al. 2008: 48 (q.). Senior synonym of confusus, gerstaeckeri, insularis, lamottei: Schöning, et al. 2008: 42.
  • gerstaeckeri. Dorylus (Anomma) gerstaeckeri Emery, 1895j: 713, pl. 17, fig. 11 (w.) GHANA. Junior synonym of gribodoi: Schöning, et al. 2008: 42. See also: Raignier & Boven, 1955: 85.
  • confusa. Dorylus gribodoi var. confusa Santschi, 1915c: 246 (m.) IVORY COAST. Junior synonym of gribodoi: Schöning, et al. 2008: 43.
  • insularis. Dorylus (Anomma) gribodoi var. insularis Santschi, 1937b: 98 (m.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Bioko I.). Junior synonym of gribodoi: Schöning, et al. 2008: 43.
  • lamottei. Dorylus (Anomma) lamottei Bernard, 1953b: 219, fig. 7 (w.) GUINEA. Junior synonym of gribodoi: Schöning, et al. 2008: 43.

Taxonomic Notes

Kronauer et al. (2007) treat the junior synonym Dorylus gerstaeckeri as a full, valid species.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
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  • Emery C. 1892. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 60: 553-574.
  • Emery C. 1895. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8: 685-778.
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  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
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  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.
  • Santschi F. 1937. Résultats entomologiques d'un voyage au Cameroun. Formicides récoltés par Mr. le Dr. F. Zumpt. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 17: 93-104.
  • Schöning C., W. H. Gotwald Jr., D. J. C. Kronauer, and L. Vilhelmsen. 2008. Taxonomy of the African army ant Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) - new insights from DNA sequence data and morphology. Zootaxa 1749: 39-52.
  • Taylor B., N. Agoinon, A. Sinzogan, A. Adandonon, Y. N'Da Kouagou, S. Bello, R. Wargui, F. Anato, I. Ouagoussounon, H. Houngbo, S. Tchibozo, R. Todjhounde, and J. F. Vayssieres. 2018. Records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Republic of Benin, with particular reference to the mango farm ecosystem. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 8(1): 006–029.
  • 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