Messor aegyptiacus tunetinus

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Messor aegyptiacus tunetinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. aegyptiacus
Subspecies: M. aegyptiacus tunetinus
Trinomial name
Messor aegyptiacus tunetinus
Santschi, 1923



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Tunisia (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.

  • tunetinus. Messor aegyptiacus var. tunetinus Santschi, 1923f: 321 (w.) TUNISIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. aegyptiaca var. tunetina Emery, 1922c: 96; unavailable name.] Finzi, 1930b: 14 (q.).



  • Emery, C. 1922d. Messor barbarus (L.). Appunti de sinonimia e di sistematica. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 54: 92-99 (page 96, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. aegyptiaca var. tunetina; unavailable name.)
  • Finzi, B. 1930b. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westalgerien und Marokko. III. Teil. Ameisen aus Marokko und Westalgerien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Abt. I 139: 14-16 (page 14, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1923f. Messor et autres fourmis paléarctiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 317-336 (page 321, worker described)