Messor syriacus

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Messor syriacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. syriacus
Binomial name
Messor syriacus
Tohmé, G., 1969

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • syriacus. Messor syriacus Tohmé, G. 1969: 9 (w.m.) SYRIA. [First available use of Messor minor st. laboriosus var. syriacus Santschi, 1927c: 241; unavailable name.] Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 146 (m.q.). Subspecies of minor: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640; Arakelian, 1994: 37. Revived status as species: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 145; Collingwood, 1985: 252.

Description

References

  • Abdul-Rassoul, M.S., Ali, H.B. & Augul, R.SH. 2013. New Records of Unidentified Ants worker (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) stored in Iraqi Natural History Museum with key to Species. Adv. Biores., Vol 4 (2): 27-33.
  • Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. (page 37, Subspecies of minor)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1977b. Review of the harvester ants of the genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 56: 1637-1648 (page 1640, Subspecies of minor)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 252, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 241, First available use of Messor minor st. laboriosus var.syriacus; unavailable name.)
  • Tohmé, G. 1969a. Description d'espèces nouvelles de fourmis au Liban (Hymenoptera Formicoidea). Publ. Univ. Liban. Sect. Sci. Nat. 7: 1-15 (page 9, worker, male described)
  • Tohmé, G.; Tohmé, H. 1981. Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique. Ecol. Mediterr. 7(1 1: 139-153 (page 146, subspecies of minor)
  • Tohmé, G.; Tohmé, H. 1981. Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique. Ecol. Mediterr. 7(1 1: 139-153 (page 145, Revived status as species)