Dorylus nigricans terrificus

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Dorylus nigricans terrificus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. nigricans
Subspecies: D. nigricans terrificus
Trinomial name
Dorylus nigricans terrificus
Santschi, 1923
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: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Uganda.

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.

  • terrificus. Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans var. terrificus Santschi, 1923e: 275 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Kasai, Kondué (E. Luja).
    • Type-depositories: MRAC, NHMB.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1930a: 56; Raignier & van Boven, 1955: 32.
    • Subspecies of nigricans: Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.

=Taxonomic Notes

Kronauer et al. (2007) treat this taxon as a full species rather than a subspecies.