The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus Subgenus Dorylus
Dorylus (Dorylus) sudanicus Santschi - new status

Dorylus (Dorylus) sudanicus Santschi - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} 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. Lwyi For. var. exilis n. var., Santschi, 1914b: 59, male) from Tanzania, Kibosho - http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911324

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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.


Santschi (1917c) constructed a key to the males of the numerous varieties already known by that time; this, with his description of pulliceps and sudanica is at .


{Dorylus sudanicus holotype male} The photomontage is of the holotype male collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911334.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Dorylus) sudanicus
B Taylor det.
Male

Mali
David King
King 33

30.viii.2007
Bamako
1234.51' N
756.39' W
Building compound near outskirts of city
Found dead and drying under outside lights
1
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Dorylus (Dorylus) sudanicus
B Taylor det.
Male
Mali
David King
King 34

2.ix.2007
Bamako
1234.51' N
756.39' W
Hotel room 6th floor Found dead on bathroom floor
1


{Dorylus sudanicus male} Mali Bamako; collector David M. King (King 33).

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