Dorylus kohli Wasmann

Schöning, C., Gotwald, W. H. & Kronauer, D. J. C., 2008, Taxonomy of the African army ant Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) & # 8212; new insights from DNA sequence data and morphology., Zootaxa 1749, pp. 39-52: 49-50

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scientific name

Dorylus kohli Wasmann
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Dorylus kohli Wasmann  HNS  1904

Dorylus (Anomma) kohli Wasmann  HNS  1904: 669. Six syntype workers, DR Congo: St. Gabriel (near Kisangani), collected by P. Kohl, NHME (examined).

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratus Santschi  HNS  1914: 430. Holotype worker, Tanzania: Manow, collected by M. Viehmeyer, NHMB (examined), new synonomy.

Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratus  HNS  ; Wheeler 1922: 736, Bolton 1995: 180.

Since the diagnostic features of large D. gribodoi  HNS  workers are constant in all examined samples (from eastern Guinea to eastern Nigeria) and the Dorylus gerstaeckeri st. quadratus  HNS  worker from Tanzania (more than 3000 km outside the recorded range of D. gribodoi  HNS  ) lacks these features, we exclude this form from D. gribodoi  HNS  and place it under D. kohli Wasmann  HNS  .

The matching of males and workers by analysis of gene sequences of specimens from the same population is a promising approach for clarifying the taxonomy of army ants and other groups of ants in which these forms are rarely collected together. The discovery of more male-worker associations is essential not only for sorting out the taxonomic confusion in Dorylus  HNS  , but also for determining the diagnostic features of the subgenera.

NHME

Netherlands, Maastricht, Natuurhistorisch Museum

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Dorylus