Dorylus spininodis

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

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Evolutionary Relationships
Dorylus

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.

Identification

A member of the Dorylus politus-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Guinea.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • spininodis. Dorylus (Dorylus) spininodis Emery, 1901c: 194, pl. 1, figs. 18-20 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “a few”).
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (L. Conradt).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 10; Santschi, 1910c: 352; Santschi, 1910g: 747; Santschi, 1914b: 60; Santschi, 1914d: 332; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 734; van Boven & Lévieux, 1970: 353; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus longiceps.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • 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