Messor lobicornis

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Messor lobicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. lobicornis
Binomial name
Messor lobicornis
Forel, 1894

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.221944° to 33.466667°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Portugal, Spain.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • lobicornis. Aphaenogaster (Messor) lobicornis Forel, 1894d: 31 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Algeria: Oran, Carvanserai Aïn Ghoraba, nr Terni, iii.1893 (A. Forel).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 458.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1908e: 458; Karavaiev, 1912a: 10; Emery, 1921f: 74; Cagniant, 1968a: 143; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 64; Cagniant, 1970a: 416; Collingwood, 1978: 81 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 255; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 431; Cagniant, 2006a: 197; Borowiec, L. 2014: 107 (see note in bibliography); Barech, et al. 2020: 14.
    • Senior synonym of batnensis: Barech, et al. 2020: 14.
    • Distribution: Algeria, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Spain.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus normandi, submuticus.
  • batnensis. Messor lobicornis var. batnensis Forel, 1909e: 371 (w.q.) ALGERIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Algeria: nr Batna, 21-23.iii.1909 (A. Forel).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Subspecies of lobicornis: Emery, 1921f: 74; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
    • Junior synonym of lobicornis: Barech, et al. 2020: 14.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Asociacion Iberica de Mirmecologia. 2011. List of species collected during the Taxomara Lisboa 2010. Iberomyrmex 3: 32-33.
  • 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, X. 1998 [1997]. Le genre Messor au Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 419-434
  • Cagniant, H. 1968. Liste preliminaire de fourmis forestieres d'Algerie. Resultats obtenus de 1963 a 1964. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 104: 138-147
  • 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.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Liste préliminaire de fourmis forestières d'Algérie. Résultats obtenus de 1963 à 1966." Bulletin de la Societe d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 104 (1968): 138-147.
  • Cagniant, H.. Les peuplements de fourmis des forêts algériennes: écologie, biocénotique, essai biologique. Universite de Toulouse, 1973.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and I. H. H. Yarrow. "A survey of Iberian Formicidae." EOS (Revista española de entomología) 44 (1969): 53-101.
  • Forel, A. 1894. Les formicides de la province d'Oran (Algerie). Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 30: 1-45.
  • Forel, A.. "Les Formicides de la Province d'Oran (Algérie)." Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 30 (1894): 1-45.
  • Santschi F. 1929. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algerie et de Tunisie. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belge 69: 138-165.
  • Santschi, F. 1918. Leptothorax nouveaux de l'Afrique mineure. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 9: 31-38.
  • Tinaut A. 2016. Ants of the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Mountains Natural Park (Andalusia, Spain) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 125-159.