Dorylus nigricans rubellus

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Dorylus nigricans rubellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. nigricans
Subspecies: D. nigricans rubellus
Trinomial name
Dorylus nigricans rubellus
(Savage, 1849)
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 type material

"West Africa" (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.

  • rubellus. Anomma rubella Savage, 1849: 196 (w.) CONGO.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Congo: Mpongive Dist., “banks of the Gaboon River, near the Equator” (T.S. Savage).
    • Type-depository: ANSP (perhaps also OXUM as some specimens were sent to J.O. Westwood).
    • Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895j: 710.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1910c: 352; Santschi, 1912b: 157 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 740; Santschi, 1925h: 160; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 24, 72.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 199; Roger, 1861a: 47; Roger, 1863b: 21; Mayr, 1863: 395; Scudder, 1891: 686; Forel, 1907g: 77.
    • Subspecies of burmeisteri: Emery, 1892d: 554; Dalla Torre, 1893: 9; Wasmann, 1904b: 675.
    • Subspecies of nigricans: Emery, 1895j: 701; Emery, 1910b: 12; Forel, 1911f: 275; Santschi, 1911g: 206; Forel, 1913h: 348; Santschi, 1930a: 56 (in list); Santschi, 1930b: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Tanzania.

=Taxonomic Notes

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

Description

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