Messor aegyptiacus

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Messor aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. aegyptiacus
Binomial name
Messor aegyptiacus
(Emery, 1878)

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Identification

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Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 37.516667° to 20.797201°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Israel, Morocco.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aegyptiacus. Aphaenogaster barbara var. aegyptiaca Emery, 1878b: 57 (footnote) (w.q.) EGYPT.
    • Type-material: syntype worker(s), syntype queen(s) (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Egypt (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Emery, 1908e: 452 (m.); Athias-Henriot, 1947: 249 (l.).
    • Combination in A. (Messor): Forel, 1890a: lxix; Ruzsky, 1905b: 751;
    • combination in Stenamma (Messor): Forel, 1902a: 148;
    • combination in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 451.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891b: 12; Forel, 1894d: 31; Forel, 1902a: 148; Forel, 1904c: 5; Forel, 1907e: 15.
    • Subspecies of capitatus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 101.
    • Subspecies of barbarus: Emery, 1878b: 57; Emery, 1880: 393 (in text); Emery, 1881b: 534; André, 1883b: 355; André, 1884b: 541; Forel, 1890a: lxix; Forel, 1895d: 233; Mayr, 1904b: 6; Ruzsky, 1905b: 751; Emery, 1908e: 451; Karavaiev, 1911: 4; Karavaiev, 1912a: 9; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 170; Emery, 1921f: 70; Emery, 1922c: 95; Donisthorpe, 1942a: 27; Donisthorpe, 1947e: 109.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1923f: 320; Santschi, 1929e: 142; Finzi, 1930b: 14; Menozzi, 1934: 158; Santschi, 1934d: 273; Finzi, 1936: 157; Santschi, 1938a: 31; Santschi, 1939d: 69; Finzi, 1940: 157; Athias-Henriot, 1947: 249; Bernard, 1953a: 141 (redescription); Délye, 1960: 261; Cagniant, 1964: 87; Cagniant, 1970a: 416; Bernard, 1971: 7; Baroni Urbani, 1976: 210; Kugler, J. 1988: 257; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 428; Cagniant, 2006a: 197; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 42; Borowiec, L. 2014: 101 (see note in bibliography); Barech, et al. 2020: 15.
    • Distribution: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus canaliculatus, felah, tunetinus.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Alfieri A. 1931. Contribution à l'étude de la faune myrmécologique de l'Egypte. Bulletin. Société Entomologique d'Egypte 15: 42-48.
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