Messor incorruptus

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Messor incorruptus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. incorruptus
Binomial name
Messor incorruptus
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Russian Federation.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • incorruptus. Messor barbarus subsp. incorruptus Ruzsky, 1923: 4.
    • [First available use of Aphaenogaster (Messor) barbarus subsp. aegyptiacus var. incorruptus Ruzsky, 1905b: 751 (w.) ARMENIA, GEORGIA, AZERBAIJAN; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1908e: 452; Emery, 1921f: 70; Emery, 1922c: 96.
    • Subspecies of barbarus: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 16.
    • Junior synonym of caducus: Kolossov, 1932: 118; Donisthorpe, 1941k: 238.
    • Subspecies of semirufus: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640 (in key); Arakelian, 1994: 37.
    • Status as species: Bernard, 1981b: 145; Tohmé‚ G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 144; Bolton, 1995b: 254; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008; Paknia, et al. 2008: 155: 139; Borowiec, L. 2014: 107; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 134; Khalili-Moghadam, et al. 2019: 172.
    • Senior synonym of hamulifera: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640 (in key); Arakelian, 1994: 38; Bolton, 1995b: 254.
  • hamulifera. Messor barbarus subsp. hamulifera Karavaiev, 1926b: 99 (s.w.) AZERBAIJAN.
    • [Misspelled as hamiliferus by Arnol'di, 1948: 211 (in list).]
    • Status as species: Arnol'di, 1948: 211 (in list).
    • Junior synonym of incorruptus: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640; Arakelian, 1994: 38; Bolton, 1995b: 254.

Description

References

  • 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, Revived from synonymy as subspecies of semirufus, and senior synonym of hamulifera)
  • Bernard, F. 1981b. Revision of the genus Messor (harvesting ants) on a biometrical basis. Pp. 141-145 in: Howse, P. E., Clement, J.-L. (eds.) Biosystematics of social insects. Systematics Association Special Volume No. 19. London: Academic Press, 346 pp. (page 145, Raised to species)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941m. Synonymical notes, etc., on Formicidae (Hym.). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 77: 237-240 (page 238, Junior synonym of caducus)
  • Khalini-Moghadam, A., Borowiec, L., Nemati, A. 2019. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province of Iran with taxonomic comments. Polish Journal of Entomology 88: 163–182 (DOI 10.2478/pjen-2019-0013).
  • Kolossov, J. 1932. Synonymische u. systematische Bemerkungen über palaearctische Insekten. Entomol. Nachrichtenbl. Troppau 6: 115-118 (page 118, Junior synonym of caducus)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929d. The ants of the genus Messor in the fauna of Middle Asia. Acta Univ. Asiae Mediae Ser. 8A Zool. 6: 1-25 (page 16, worker described)
  • 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, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. aegyptiacus var. incorruptus; unavailable name.)
  • 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 144, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Gratiashvili N., Barjadze S. 2008. Checklist of the ants (Formicidae Latreille, 1809) of Georgia. Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology (Tbilisi) 23: 130-146.
  • Karavaiev V. 1926. Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna des Kaukasus, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über andere palaearktische Formen. Konowia 5: 93-109.
  • Khalili-Moghadam A., L. Borowiec, and A. Nemati. 2019. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province of Iran with taxonomic comments. Polish Journal of Entomology 88 (2): 163–182.
  • Paknia O., A. Radchenko, H. Alipanah, and M. Pfeiffer. 2008. A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran. Myrmecological News 11: 151-159.
  • Ruzsky, M. 1923. Ants of Cheleken Island. Izv. Tomsk. Gos. Univ. 72(2nd p part: 1-6
  • Tohme G., and H. Tohme. 2014. Nouvelles liste des especes de fourmis du Liban (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Lebanese Science Journal 15(1): 133-141.
  • Tohmé, G., and H. Tohmé. "Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique." Ecologia Mediterranea 7 (1) (1981): 139-153, fig. 1-22.