Dorylus politus

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Dorylus politus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. politus
Binomial name
Dorylus politus
Emery, 1901

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Dorylus politus-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality).

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.

  • politus. Dorylus (Dorylus) politus Emery, 1901c: 194, pl. 1, figs. 14-17 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (L. Conradt).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 10; Forel, 1913e: 668; Forel, 1913h: 348; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 734; Santschi, 1933b: 97; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo.



  • Emery, C. 1901l. Studi sul polimorfismo e la metamorfosi nel genere Dorylus. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)9:183-201 (page 194, pl. 1, figs. 14-17 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1913. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 347-359.
  • Santschi F. 1933. Contribution à l'étude des fourmis de l'Afrique tropicale. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 73: 95-108.