Messor plinii

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Messor plinii
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor cephalotes)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor plinii
Santschi, 1912

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Messor cephalotes.


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

  • plinii. Messor plinii Santschi, 1912b: 165 (s.w.) KENYA. Combination in Sphaeromessor: Bernard, 1985: 48; in Messor: Bolton, 1995b: 256. Subspecies of cephalotes: Santschi, 1917e: 94. Junior synonym of cephalotes: Bolton, 1982: 346; Bolton, 1995b: 256.