Dorymyrmex lipan

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Dorymyrmex lipan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Dorymyrmex
Species: D. lipan
Binomial name
Dorymyrmex lipan
Snelling, R.R., 1995

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Dorymyrmex lipan.


Snelling (1995) - Worker head nearly devoid of appressed pubescence, entirely smooth and shiny.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 34.17508° to 23.57°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • lipan. Dorymyrmex lipan Snelling, R.R. 1995: 8, figs. 16, 17 (w.) U.S.A.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype (mm): HL 0.81; HW 0.71; SL 0.79; EL 0.22; TL 2.7. Indices and ratios: CI 88; SI 98; SI2 113; OI 27; OMR 94; IOR 159.

Head broadest slightly above upper eye margin; in frontal view, sides nearly straight below and weakly curved above eyes, broadly and evenly rounded onto vertex, vertex nearly flat. Eye large, OMD about 0.60 times distance from upper eye margin to level of vertex margin.

Promesonotal profile nearly flat, obtusely angulate behind. In profile, basal face of propodeum weakly sinuate, posterior cone erect and sharp; posterior declivity nearly straight.

Mandible shiny, costate for nearly entire length. Head and body shiny, integument weakly tessellate to smooth.

Entire head and body sparsely pubescent, appressed hairs nowhere obscuring surface and not imparting sheen across surface. Erect hairs as described for Dorymyrmex insanus.

Color medium reddish brown, gaster darkest; antennae and legs yellowish.

Paratype, measurements (mm): HL 0.79-0.86; HW 0.71-0.77; SL 0.78-0.83; EL 0.19-0.24; TL 2.7-2.9. Indices and ratios: CI 86-92; SI 92-100; SI, 107-114; 01 24-28; OMR 93-94; IOR 143-157.

Type Material

Holotype and 14 paratype workers: Texas, Brewster Co.: Basin Road, 4800 ft. elev., Chisos Mts., Big Bend National Park, 6 Sept. 1969 (G.C. & J. Wheeler, no. TEX-258). Holotype in Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; paratypes in The Natural History Museum, LACM, Museum of Comparative Zoology, National Museum of Natural History.


Named for the Lipan Apache of western Texas; the name IS a noun in apposition.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Alatorre-Bracamontes, C.E. and M Vasquez-Bolanos. 2010. Lista comentada de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) del norte de México. Dugesiana 17(1):9-36
  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology
  • O'Keefe S. T., J. L. Cook, T. Dudek, D. F. Wunneburger, M. D. Guzman, R. N. Coulson, and S. B. Vinson. 2000. The Distribution of Texas Ants. The Southwestern Entomologist 22: 1-92.
  • Snelling, R.R. 1995. Sytematics of Nearctic ants of the genus Dorymyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Contributions in Science Natural Histrory Museum of Los Angeles County 454:1-14
  • Vásquez-Bolaños M. 2011. Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana 18: 95-133