The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus Subgenus Typhlopone
Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus (Westwood)

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Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus (Westwood)

{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Unknown (Typhlopone fulva, Westwood, 1839: 218, illustrated, worker; expanded description by Westwood, 1840b: 87) found in sugar by D C C Babington - see below.
junior synonyms
dahlbohmii (Typhlopone Dahlbohmii, Westwood, 1840b: 87) seemingly found with the type form - see below.
mordax (Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus Westw. v. impressus n.v., Santschi, 1928d: 55, workers; replacement name, Santschi, 1931e: 407  ) Ivory Coast, Longa, Rabaud - see below.
unresolved junior synonyms
spinolae (Labidus (Typhlopone) Spinolae Shuckard, 1840c: 327, worker) location not given, in collection of Mr Thwaites - no images on Antweb (July 2014).
thwaitsii (Labidus (Typhlopone) Thwaitsii Shuckard, 1840c: 326, worker) location not given, in collection of Mr Thwaites - no images on Antweb (July 2014).
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{Dorylus fulvus}Westwood's (1839) fragmented description is at {original description}. Westwood's (1840b) descriptions of the type form and dahlbohmii are at {original description}. Santschi (1928d: 55) provided a fresh description of the type specimen, made by W.C. Crawley, of the Oxford (University) Museum; that together with Santschi's description of mordax (impressus) is at {original description}.

The Westwood descriptions of fulvus and shuckardi postdate the Shuckard (1840b, c) description and deal with two specimens of similar size, fulvus TL 4.5 lines = 9.5 mm, and shuckardi TL 5 lines = 10.5 mm, but from different findings in casks of sugar. Examination of Westwood's description and drawing, however, shows that shuckardi is very similar and possibly identical to Dorylus (Dorylus) spininodis.


Shuckard's (1840c) descriptions of thwaitsii and spinolae are at {original description}. Wasmann's (1904b) description of dentifrons is at {original description}. Stitz's (1910) description of stramineus is at {original description}.


{Dorylus fulvus worker}Westwood's (1840b) illustration


{Dorylus fulvus holotype worker} The photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901953.


{Dorylus dahlbomi holotype worker} The photomontage is of the dahlbohmi holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901955.
From the dimensions and head shape, this probably is simply a minima morph of fulvus s.s.


{Dorylus mordax holotype worker} The photomontage is of the mordax holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901955.
From the dimensions and head shape, this probably is simply a media worker of fulvus s.s.


{Dorylus dentifrons holotype worker} The photomontage is of a dentifrons major worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901955.
The scales on this are wrong, the TL would appear to be ca 20 mm plus, not the true TL of the major worker ca 14 mm (given by Wasmann, 1904b).


Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus
B Taylor det.
Male
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
1998-09

27.v.1998
Dzanga-Sangha

Boda-On'Goto; U.V. 19h-05h; LAYON PK 21 5.0 RCA 2
{album}
Dorylus (Typhlopone) fulvus
B Taylor det.
Male
Namibia
D J Mann
OUMNH-2006-093

22.xii.1999
Etosha N. Park
1835'19" S
1655'11" E
Mushara Water Hole
at blue light
coll. Mann & Marais

1
{album}

{Dorylus fulvus male}The photomontage is of a male, speculatively designated as the undescribed male of D. fulvus, from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR 1998-09).


{Dorylus fulvus male}The photomontage is of a male from Namibia, Etosha National Park; collectors D Mann & Marais (OUMNH 2009-60.

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