Messor structor turanicus

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Messor structor turanicus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor structor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor structor turanicus
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927

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


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

  • turanicus. Messor structor subsp. turanicus Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 91 (in key) (w.) UZBEKISTAN.
    • Subspecies of structor: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 14.
    • Synonym of darianus: Santschi, 1927d: 247; Pisarski, 1967: 383; Pisarski, 1970: 306; Tarbinsky, 1976: 54; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1644.
    • [Note: Santschi, Pisarski, Tarbinsky, and Arnol’di all give darianus as senior synonym, but turanicus has priority (Bolton, 1995b: 258).]
    • Junior synonym of structor: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 224; Bolton, 1995b: 258; Radchenko, 2016: 171.


  • 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 1644, Senior synonym of darianus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Soyunov, O. S.; Zabelin, S. I. 1990 [1989]. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp. (page 224, Junior synonym of structor)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927a. Vorläufige Uebersicht über die mittelasiatischen Formen der Gattung Messor (Hym., Form.). Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 89-94 (page 91, (in key) worker described)
  • Pisarski, B. 1967a. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 24: 375-425 (page 383, Senior synonym of darianus)
  • Pisarski, B. 1970a [1969]. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna Afghanistans. (Sammelergebnisse von O. Jakes 1963-64, D. Povolny 1965, D. Povolny & Fr. Tenora 1966, J. Simek 1965-66, D. Povolny, J. Gaisler, Z. Sebek & Fr. Tenora 1967). Formicidae, Hym. Cas. Morav. Mus. Brne 54(Su Suppl: 305-326 (page 306, Senior synonym of darianus)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 54, Senior synonym of darianus)