Dorylus fuscipennis

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Dorylus fuscipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. fuscipennis
Binomial name
Dorylus fuscipennis
(Emery, 1892)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Ivory Coast.

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.

  • fuscipennis. Rhogmus fuscipennis Emery, 1892d: 570 (m.) (no state data).
    • Type-material: 3 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: “West Africa” (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Forel, 1909d: 224 (footnote) (w.).
    • Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus): Emery, 1895j: 737;
    • combination in Rhogmus: Menozzi, 1942: 165.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 8; André, 1895a: 5; Emery, 1895j: 737; Emery, 1901c: 196 (in key); Forel, 1909d: 224; Emery, 1910b: 14; Forel, 1913h: 349 (w. redescription); Santschi, 1919b: 231 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 746; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Distribution: Congo, Ghana.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus lugubris, marginiventris.



  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 570, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 737, Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus))
  • Forel, A. 1909i. Ameisen aus Java und Krakatau beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. Notes Leyden Mus. 31: 221-232 (page 224, (footnote) worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913i. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 347-359 (page 349, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • André E. 1895. Formicides de l'Ogooué (Congo français). Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 14: 1-5.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Forel A. 1913. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 347-359.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Kone M., S. Konate, K. Yeo, P. K. Kouassi, and K. E. Linsenmair. 2012. Changes in ant communities along an age gradient of cocoa cultivation in the Oumé region, central Côte d’Ivoire. Entomological Science 15: 324–339.
  • 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