Messor oertzeni

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Messor oertzeni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. oertzeni
Binomial name
Messor oertzeni
Forel, 1910

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Bulgaria, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, 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.

  • oertzeni. Messor oertzeni Forel, 1910a: 25 (w.) TURKEY. Senior synonym of amphigea: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 54. Current subspecies: nominal plus amasiensis, carpathous. See also: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 117.
  • amphigea. Messor oertzeni var. amphigea Forel, 1911d: 347 (s.w.m.) GREECE. Junior synonym of oertzeni: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 54.



  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 54, Senior synonym of amphigea)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 117, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1910a. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32 (page 25, worker described)