Messor sanctus

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Messor sanctus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. sanctus
Binomial name
Messor sanctus
Emery, 1921

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Balearic Islands, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia (type locality).

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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.

  • sanctus. Messor barbarus subsp. sanctus Emery, 1921f: 71 (w.q.) TUNISIA. [First available use of Stenamma (Messor) barbarum r. capitatum var. sancta Forel, 1905b: 176; unavailable name.] Forel, 1907b: 204 (m.); Karavaiev, 1912a: 7 (q.m.). Subspecies of minor: Santschi, 1927c: 235; Finzi, 1929: 88; of instabilis: Santschi, 1932c: 70. Raised to species: Bernard, 1956b: 258; Cagniant, 1964: 87; Bernard, 1967: 148.

Description

References

  • Bernard, F. 1956b. Remarques sur le peuplement des Baléares en fourmis. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 47: 254-266 (page 258, Raised to species)
  • Bernard, F. 1967a [1968]. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. (page 148, Raised to species)
  • Cagniant, H. 1964 [1962]. Étude de quelques fourmis marocaines. Statistique provisoire des Formicidae du Maroc. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 53: 83-118 (page 87, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 71, worker, queen described)
  • Finzi, B. 1929. Le forme italiane del genere Messor. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 61: 75-94 (page 88, Subspecies/stirps of minor)
  • Forel, A. 1905e. Miscellanea myrmécologiques II (1905). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 49: 155-185 (page 176, First available use of Stenamma (Messor) barbarum r. capitatum var. sancta; unavailable name.)
  • Forel, A. 1907e. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 51: 201-208 (page 204, male described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1912a. Ameisen aus Tunesien und Algerien, nebst einigen unterwegs in Italien gesammelten Arten. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 12: 1-22 (page 7, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 235, Subspecies/stirps of minor)
  • Santschi, F. 1932e. Liste de fourmis d'Espagne recueilliés par Mr. J. M. Dusmet. Bol. Soc. Entomol. Esp. 15: 69-74 (page 70, Subspecies/stirps of instabilis)