Messor dentatus

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Messor dentatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. dentatus
Binomial name
Messor dentatus
Santschi, 1927

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Israel (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dentatus. Messor semirufus var. dentatus Santschi, 1927c: 228 (w.q.m.) ISRAEL. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. dentata Forel, 1910a: 10; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974: 227. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 143.

Description

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1974a. Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. XII. Le Isole Pontine. Fragm. Entomol. 9: 225-252 (page 227, Junior synonym of semirufus)
  • Forel, A. 1910a. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32 (page 10, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. dentata; unavailable name.)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 228, worker, queen, male described)
  • Tohmé, G.; Tohmé, H. 1981. Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique. Ecol. Mediterr. 7(1 1: 139-153 (page 143, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)