Messor nondentatus

AntWiki - Where Ant Biologists Share Their Knowledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Messor nondentatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. nondentatus
Binomial name
Messor nondentatus
He & Song, 2009

The type material was collected from Inner Mongolia desert. Distribution of this species is limited to Alxa League in Inner Mongolia, near Ulla, nesting in the open gravel gravel beach. Only a small number of gramineae seeds were harvested in the nest. (As per "google translate" translation of He and Song 2009).


He and Song (2009) - This new species is similar to Messor valentinae, but its occipital margin rounded, scapes of antennae surpasses occipital margin slightly. A round pore is away from the declivity of metathorax, next to the dorsum of metathorax. Node of petiole lowed. Gaster takes with a few hairs.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • nondentatus. Messor nondentatus He & Song, 2009: 723, figs. 3-4 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL 8.02, HL 1.76, HW 1.56, CL 0.46, SL 1.73, CI 88.63, SI 110.90, PW 0.8, AL 2.46, ED 0.47, MTL 2.0.

Type Material

Holotype major worker: Hanwula village, Alashan league, Inner Mongolia, China. 2006-VI-04, N 40°16’58, E 105°50´51, 1172m. Collected by Song Lingying. Deposited in the laboratory of insect specimens, Agricultural College, Ningxia University.