Messor aegyptiacus

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Messor aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. aegyptiacus
Binomial name
Messor aegyptiacus
(Emery, 1878)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Israel, Morocco.


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Nomenclature

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

  • aegyptiacus. Aphaenogaster barbara var. aegyptiaca Emery, 1878b: 57 (w.q.) EGYPT. Emery, 1908e: 452 (m.). Combination in A. (Messor): Forel, 1890a: lxix; in Stenamma (Messor): Forel, 1902a: 148; in Messor: Ruzsky, 1905b: 751. Subspecies of barbarus: Forel, 1890a: lxix. Raised to species: Santschi, 1923f: 320. Current subspecies: nominal plus canaliculatus, felah, phasianicus, tunetinus. See also: Santschi, 1929e: 142; Finzi, 1936: 157.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1878c. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte seconda. Formiche dell'Europa e delle regioni limitrofe in Africa e in Asia. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 12: 49-59 (page 57, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 452, male described)
  • Finzi, B. 1936. Risultati scientifici della spedizione di S. A. S. il Principe Alessandro della Torre e Tasso nell'Egitto e peninsola del Sinai. XI. Formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Egypte 20: 155-210 (page 157, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1890b. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 34:lxi-lxxvi. (page lxix, Combination in A. (Messor))
  • Forel, A. 1890b. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 34:lxi-lxxvi. (page lxix, Race of barbarus)
  • Forel, A. 1902a. Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 147-158 (page 148, Combination in Stenamma (Messor))
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 751, Combination in Messor)
  • Santschi, F. 1923f. Messor et autres fourmis paléarctiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 317-336 (page 320, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1929e. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 69: 138-165 (page 142, see also)