Messor sculpturatus

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Messor sculpturatus
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Florissant, Colorado, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. sculpturatus
Binomial name
Messor sculpturatus
Carpenter, 1930

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Florissant, Colorado, United States (Late Eocene).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sculpturatus. †Messor sculpturatus Carpenter, 1930: 32, pl. 4, fig. 5; pl. 11, fig. 5 (q.) U.S.A. (Oligocene). [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of sculpturatus Stitz (Bolton, 1995b: 257).] Generic combination equivocal: Wheeler, W.M. & Creighton, 1934: 360; Bolton, 1982: 341; incertae sedis in Messor: Bolton, 1995b: 257.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1982. Afrotropical species of the myrmecine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology, 46: 307-370 (page 352, Junior synonym of regalis)
  • Bolton, B. 1982. Afrotropical species of the myrmecine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology, 46: 307-370 (page 341, Generic combination equivocal; incertae sedis)
  • Santschi, F. 1920d [1919]. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 361-390 (page 378, Variety of regalis (in text))
  • Stitz, H. 1916. Formiciden. Ergeb. Zweiten Dtsch. Zent.-Afr. Exped. 1: 369-405 (page 377, fig. 2 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 802, Variety of regalis)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Creighton, W. S. 1934. A study of the ant genera Novomessor and Veromessor. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 69: 341-387 (page 360, Unresolved junior secondary homonym of sculpturatus Stitz. Generic combination equivocal)