Dorylus funereus

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Dorylus funereus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. funereus
Binomial name
Dorylus funereus
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Guinea-Bissau.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • funereus. Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans var. funereus Emery, 1895j: 712 (m.) GHANA. Raised to species: Emery, 1910b: 11; Forel, 1916: 402; Santschi, 1935a: 256. Current subspecies: nominal plus acherontus, pardus, stygis, zumpti.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 712, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 11, Raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 402, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1935a. Fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 27: 254-285 (page 256, Raised to species)