Dorylus ritsemae

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Dorylus ritsemae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dorylus atriceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: Dorylus ritsemae
Dalla Torre, 1892

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dorylus atriceps.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ritsemae. Dorylus ritsemae Dalla Torre, 1892: 89. Replacement name for shuckardi Ritsema, 1874: 182. [Junior secondary homonym of shuckardi Westwood, 1840b: 88.] Junior synonym of atriceps: Emery, 1895j: 740.


  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1892. Hymenopterologische Notizen. Wien. Entomol. Ztg. 11: 89-93 (page 89, Replacement name for shuckardi Ritsema, 1874)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 740, Junior synonym of atriceps)
  • Ritsema, C. 1874. Aanteekeningen betreffende eene kleine collectie Hymenoptera van Neder-Guinea, en beschrijving van de nieuwe soorten. Tijdschr. Entomol. 17: 175-211 (page 182, Replacement name for shuckardi)