Messor excursionis

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Messor excursionis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. excursionis
Binomial name
Messor excursionis
Ruzsky, 1905

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • excursionis. Messor lobuliferus var. excursionis Ruzsky, 1905b: 739 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN, TURKMENISTAN.
    • [Misspelled as excurisionus by He & Song, 2009: 723.]
    • Arnol'di, 1970a: 86 (q.m.).
    • Status as species: Karavaiev, 1910b: 68; Ruzsky, 1915a: 442; Emery, 1921f: 74; Ruzsky, 1923: 4; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 94 (in key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 12; Stärcke, 1935: 262; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 137; Pisarski, 1967: 382; Arnol’di, 1970a: 86; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1646 (in key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 221; Bolton, 1995b: 254 He & Song, 2009: 723; Borowiec, L. 2014: 105 (see note in bibliography).
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus alaschanicus, fraternus, sillemi.



  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1970a. New species and races of the ant genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Zh. 49: 72-88 (page 86, queen, male described)
  • 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 1646, see also)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1910. Nachtrag zu meinen "Ameisen aus Transcaspien und Turkestan". Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 9: 268-272 (page 68, Raised to species)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 739, worker described)
  • Stärcke, A. 1935a. Zoologie. Formicidae. Wiss. Ergeb. Niederl. Exped. Karakorum 1: 260-269 (page 262, see also)