Messor luridus

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

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Turkey (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • luridus. Messor luridus Santschi, 1927c: 245 (w.) TURKEY. [First available use of Stenamma (Messor) barbarum subsp. caducum var. lurida Emery, 1898c: 139; unavailable name.] Current subspecies: nominal plus virginalis.



  • Emery, C. 1898c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen. Öfvers. Fin. Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 20: 124-151 (page 139, First available use of Stenamma (Messor) barbarum subsp. caducum var. lurida; unavailable name.)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 245, worker described)