Dorylus rufescens

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Dorylus rufescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. rufescens
Binomial name
Dorylus rufescens
Santschi, 1915

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Gambia, Senegal.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rufescens. Dorylus nigricans st. rufescens Santschi, 1915c: 247 (w.q.) GABON (attributed to Wasmann).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 3 syntype queens.
    • Type-locality: Gabon: Samkita (F. Faure).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • As nomen nudum: Emery, 1910b: 12; Santschi, 1912b: 161; Santschi, 1914d: 332.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 741; Menozzi, 1926a: 39; Santschi, 1930a: 56; Menozzi, 1942: 165; Eidmann, 1944: 469; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 27.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1931d: 407; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Nigeria.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1915c. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 244-282 (page 247, worker, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1931e. La reine du Dorylus fulvus Westw. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 22: 401-408 (page 407, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Gambia (Western Africa). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 26: 1-13.
  • Menozzi C. 1942. Formiche dell'isola Fernando Poo e del territorio del Rio Muni (Guinea Spagnola). 24. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Forschungsreise H. Eidmann nach Spanisch-Guinea 1939 bis 1940. Zoologischer Anzeiger 140: 164-182.
  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. 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. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004