Messor dentatus

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Messor dentatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. dentatus
Binomial name
Messor dentatus
Santschi, 1927

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Specimen Labels

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on the ground in a dry to very dry farmland area.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Israel (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • dentatus. Messor semirufus var. dentatus Santschi, 1927c: 228 (w.q.m.) ISRAEL. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. dentata Forel, 1910a: 10; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974: 227. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 143.