Dorylus nigricans sjostedti

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Dorylus nigricans sjostedti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. nigricans
Subspecies: D. nigricans sjostedti
Trinomial name
Dorylus nigricans sjostedti
Emery, 1899



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.206111° to 0.783333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic, Chad.

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.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a associate (details unknown) for the phorid fly Aenigmatopoeus orbicularis (a associate (details unknown)) (Quevillon, 2018).



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

  • sjostedti. Dorylus nigricans subsp. sjostedti Emery, 1899e: 461 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (Sjöstedt).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Santschi, 1912b: 160 (s.); Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 98 (q.).
    • Status as species: Wasmann, 1916: 136.
    • Subspecies of nigricans: Wasmann, 1904b: 672; Emery, 1910b: 12; Stitz, 1910: 128; Santschi, 1912b: 156 (in key), 160; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 48, 741; Santschi, 1930a: 56 (in list); Menozzi, 1933a: 94; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 98; van Boven & Lévieux, 1970: 354; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Uganda.



  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 461, worker described)
  • Raignier, A.; Boven, J. K. A. van. 1955. Étude taxonomique, biologique et biométrique des Dorylus du sous-genre Anomma (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge Nouv. Sér. Quarto Sci. Zool. 2: 1-359 (page 98, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1912b. Fourmis d'Afrique et de Madagascar. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 150-167 (page 160, soldier described)
  • Wasmann, E. 1916b. Neue dorylophile Staphyliniden Afrikas. Entomol. Mitt. 5: 134-147 (page 136, Raised to species)
  • 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 741, Subspecies of nigricans)