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



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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

  • hamulifera. Messor barbarus subsp. hamulifera Karavaiev, 1926b: 99 (s.w.) RUSSIA. Raised to species: Arnol'di, 1948: 211. Junior synonym of incorruptus: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640.
  • incorruptus. Messor barbarus subsp. incorruptus Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 16 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. aegyptiacus var. incorruptus Ruzsky, 1905b: 751; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of caducus: Kolossov, 1932: 118; Donisthorpe, 1941k: 238. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of semirufus and senior synonym of hamulifera: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640. Raised to species: Bernard, 1981b: 145; Tohmé‚ G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 144.



  • 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)