Dorylus (Dorylus) sudanicus Santschi - new status
Type location Congo (Dorylus
affinis Shuck. var. Sudanica n. var., Santschi, 1917c: 19,
male) from Congo, Dar Banda medirional, Fort Sibut, J Decorse
Junior synonym exilis (Dorylus
affinis, Shuck. stirps. Löwyi For. var. exilis n. var., Santschi, 1914b: 59, male) from Tanzania, Kibosho - http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911324
As shown below, the fresh males from Mali
match Santschi's description and are quite distinct from the type Dorylus (D.) affinis.
Thus, I raised this form to species status. Now (June 2014) with the
availability of the type images the elevation is confirmed. The exilis male is a very close match.