Dorylus emeryi

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Dorylus emeryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. emeryi
Binomial name
Dorylus emeryi
Mayr, 1896

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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.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic.

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.

  • emeryi. Dorylus emeryi Mayr, 1896: 225 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (Y. Sjöstedt).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB, NHMW (probably also in NHRS).
    • Combination in D. (Anomma): Emery, 1910b: 11;
    • combination in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942: 165.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1901c: 196 (in key); Emery, 1910b: 11; Stitz, 1910: 127; Santschi, 1912b: 154 (in key); Santschi, 1914d: 333; Forel, 1916: 402; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 43, 735; Menozzi, 1942: 165; Eidmann, 1944: 425; Bernard, 1953b: 218; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 83, 86 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus opacus, pulsi.



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.
  • Eidmann H. 1944. Die Ameisenfauna von Fernando Poo. 27. Beitrag zu den Ergebnissen der Westafrika-Expedition. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 76: 413-490.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • 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. 1914. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 8: 309-385.
  • 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