Dorylus katanensis

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Dorylus katanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. katanensis
Binomial name
Dorylus katanensis
Stitz, 1911

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Dorylus orientalis-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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.

  • katanensis. Dorylus (Alaopone) atriceps var. katanensis Stitz, 1911b: 375 (m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: plain, S Lake Albert Edward.
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Subspecies of atriceps: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 748.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1939a: 147; Bolton, 1995b: 179.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.



  • Santschi, F. 1939a. Contribution au sous-genre Alaopone Emery. Rev. Suisse Zool. 46: 143-154 (page 147, Raised to species)
  • Stitz, H. 1911b. Formicidae. Wiss. Ergeb. Dtsch. Zent.-Afr.-Exped. 3: 375-392 (page 375, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.