Messor laboriosus

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Messor laboriosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. laboriosus
Binomial name
Messor laboriosus
Santschi, 1927

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Greece, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Turkey, Turkmenistan.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • laboriosus. Messor minor st. laboriosus Santschi, 1927c: 240, fig. 3 (w.q.) TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN (date of publication (31).v.1927).
    • Synonym of denticulatus: Santschi, 1927d: 247; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 18; Arnol’di, 1977b: 1641 (in key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 220.
    • [Note: Santschi, Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, Arnol’di, and Dlussky et al. all give denticulatus as senior synonym, but laboriosus has priority.]
    • Status as species (as denticulatus): Tarbinsky, 1976: 61 (redescription); Arnol'di, 1977b: 1641 (in key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 537 (in key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 271 (in key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 219; Bolton, 1995b: 253; Legakis, 2011: 10; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 513; Borowiec, L. 2014: 105

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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