Nylanderia dodo

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Nylanderia dodo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. dodo
Binomial name
Nylanderia dodo
(Donisthorpe, 1946)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Mauritius (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • dodo. Pseudolasius dodo Donisthorpe, 1946c: 782 (w.) MAURITIUS. Combination in Acropyga: Bolton, 1995b: 57; in Pseudolasius: LaPolla, 2002: 378; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127.


Palp formula 5,3.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe H. 1946. New species of ants (Hym. Formicidae) from the Island of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)12: 776-782.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1946. New Species of Ants (Hym., Formicidae) from the Island of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of National History. 12:776-782.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1946. The Ants (Hym. Formicidae) of Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of National History. Ser. 11. 13:25-35.
  • Fisher B. L. 2005. A new species of Discothyrea Roger from Mauritius and a new species of Proceratium Roger from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4)56: 657-667.
  • LaPolla, J.S. 2002. On the generic placement of Pseudolasius dodo (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with taxonomic notes on the genus. Transections of the American Entomological Society 128(3):377-383