Dorylus brevipennis

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Dorylus brevipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. brevipennis
Binomial name
Dorylus brevipennis
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

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.

  • brevipennis. Dorylus (Dorylus) brevipennis Emery, 1895j: 721, figs. K, L (m.) TANZANIA. Emery, 1901c: 192 (w.); Boven, 1975: 193 (q.). [Misspelled as brevispinus by Santschi, 1933b: 97.] Current subspecies: nominal plus marshalli, zimmermanni.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Boven J. K. A. van, and J. Levieux. 1970. Les Dorylinae de la savane de Lamto (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Univ. Abidjan Sér. E (Écol.) 1(2): 351-358.
  • Boven J. K. A. van. 1975. Deux nouvelles reines du genre Dorylus Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 33: 189-199.
  • Hita Garcia F., E. Wiesel, G. Fischer. 2013. The ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—faunal overview, first species checklist, bibliography, accounts for all genera, and discussion on taxonomy and zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History 101: 127-222.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Santschi F. 1935. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo 2: 255-277.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.