Messor rufotestaceus

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Messor rufotestaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. rufotestaceus
Binomial name
Messor rufotestaceus
(Foerster, 1850)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Iran, Israel, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic.

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • rufotestaceus. Myrmica rufotestacea Foerster, 1850b: 489 (w.) ALGERIA. Emery, 1908e: 439 (s.q.); Forel, 1910a: 9 (m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 30; in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 439. Senior synonym of thoracica: Roger, 1863b: 30; of gracilinodis: Dalla Torre, 1893: 104; Emery, 1921f: 74; Menozzi, 1933b: 56.
  • thoracica. Atta thoracica Mayr, 1862: 742, pl. 19, fig. 12 (w.) SYRIA. Junior synonym of rufotestaceus: Roger, 1863b: 30.
  • gracilinodis. Aphaenogaster gracilinodis Emery, 1878b: 55 (w.) SYRIA. Subspecies of rufotestaceus: Emery, 1880: 395. Junior synonym of rufotestaceus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 104.

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 104, Senior synonym of gracilinodis)
  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 439, soldier, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 439, Combination in Messor)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 74, Senior synonym of gracilinodis)
  • Foerster, A. 1850b. Eine Centurie neuer Hymenopteren. Zweite Dekade. Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Preuss. Rheinl. Westfal. 7: 485-500 (page 489, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1910a. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32 (page 9, male described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1933b. Le formiche della Palestina. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 12: 49-113 (page 56, Senior synonym of gracilinodis)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 30, Combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 30, Senior synonym of thoracica)