Dorylus nigricans arcens

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Dorylus nigricans arcens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. nigricans
Subspecies: D. nigricans arcens
Trinomial name
Dorylus nigricans arcens
(Westwood, 1847)
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: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia (type locality), Sierra Leone.


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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • arcens. Anomma arcens Westwood, 1847b: 16, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.) LIBERIA. Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895j: 710. Subspecies of burmeisteri: Emery, 1892d: 554. Senior synonym of pubescens: Emery, 1895j: 710. Currently subspecies of nigricans: Emery, 1895j: 710; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 738.
  • pubescens. Anomma pubescens Roger, 1861a: 47 (w.) LIBERIA. Junior synonym of arcens: Emery, 1895j: 710.

=Taxonomic Notes

Kronauer et al. (2007) treat this taxon as a full species rather than a subspecies.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 554, Subspecies of burmeisteri)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 710, Combination in Dorylus (Anomma))
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 710, Subspecies of nigricans)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 710, Senior synonym of pubescens)
  • Kronauer, D. J. C.; Schöning, C.; Vilhelmsen, L. B.; Boomsma, J. J. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of Dorylus army ants provides evidence for multiple evolutionary transitions in foraging niche. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: Article 56 (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-56). PDF
  • Westwood, J. O. 1847b. Description of the "Driver" ants, described in the preceding article. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 5: 16-18 (page 16, pl. 1, fig. 3 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 738, Subspecies of nigricans)