Dorylus affinis

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Dorylus affinis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. affinis
Binomial name
Dorylus affinis
Shuckard, 1840

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Specimen Labels

Evolutionary Relationships

Dorylus laevigatus

Dorylus conradti

Dorylus orientalis

Dorylus fimbriatus laevipodex

Dorylus fulvus

Dorylus spininodis

Dorylus mayri

Dorylus nigricans rubellus

Dorylus nigricans molestus

Dorylus nigricans terrificus

Dorylus wilverthi

Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri

Dorylus nigricans sjostedti

Dorylus nigricans arcens

Dorylus nigricans

Dorylus emeryi

Dorylus gerstaeckeri

Dorylus gribodoi

Dorylus kohli

Dorylus emeryi opacus

Dorylus braunsi

Dorylus affinis

Dorylus helvolus

Based on Kronauer et al., 2007. Note only selected Dorylus species are included, and undescribed species are excluded.


A member of the Dorylus helvolus-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Chad, Gambia (type locality), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe.
Palaearctic Region: Turkey.

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.

  • affinis. Dorylus affinis Shuckard, 1840c: 316 (m.) GAMBIA. Emery, 1901c: 189 (w.l.). Senior synonym of brevinodosus: Emery, 1901c: 189; of planiceps: Emery, 1895j: 719. Current subspecies: nominal plus aegyptiacus, denudatus, exilis, hirsutus, loewyi, parapsidalis, pulliceps, ugandensis. See also: Arnold, 1915: 120; Santschi, 1917c: 18.
  • planiceps. Dorylus planiceps Haldeman, 1849b: 204 (m.) "West Africa". Junior synonym of affinis: Emery, 1895j: 719.
  • brevinodosus. Typhlopone oraniensis var. brevinodosus Mayr, 1862: 737 (w.) GHANA. Combination in Dorylus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 10. Raised to species: Emery, 1877b: 381. Junior synonym of affinis: Emery, 1901c: 189.