Messor caviceps

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Messor caviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. caviceps
Binomial name
Messor caviceps
(Forel, 1902)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), 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.

  • caviceps. Stenamma (Messor) caviceps Forel, 1902a: 149 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 457.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1908e: 457; Emery, 1921f: 73; Délye, 1964: 165; Cagniant, 1970a: 416; Bolton, 1995b: 253; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 433; Cagniant, 2006a: 197; Borowiec, L. 2014: 104; Barech, et al. 2020: 15.
    • Senior synonym of planiceps: Délye, 1964: 165; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 432.
  • planiceps. Messor planiceps Stitz, 1917: 344, fig. 11 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1921f: 74; Bolton, 1995b: 256 (error).
    • Junior synonym of caviceps: Délye, 1964: 165; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 432.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant, H., and X. Espadaler. "Le genre Messor au Maroc." Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N.S.) 33 (4) (1998): 419-434.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Deuxième liste de fourmis d'Algérie récoltées principalement en forêt. (1re partie)." Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 105 (1970): 405-430.
  • Délye, G.. "Répartition des fourmis dans les grands massifs de dunes du Sahara nord-occidental (Hym.)." Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 74 (1970): 224-227.
  • Emery, C.. "Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Messor, Goniomma, Oxyopomyrmex." Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1908 (1908): 437-465.
  • Forel, A.. "Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl." Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 46 (1902): 147-158.