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


A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • rufescens. Dorylus nigricans st. rufescens Santschi, 1915c: 247 (w.) CAMEROUN. [First available use of Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans subsp. sjostedti var. rufescens Wasmann, 1904b: 673; unavailable name.] Santschi, 1915c: 247 (q.). Raised to species: Santschi, 1931d: 407.



  • 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)