Messor melancholicus schelkovnikovi

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Messor melancholicus schelkovnikovi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor melancholicus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor melancholicus schelkovnikovi
Arnol'di, 1977

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Messor melancholicus.


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

  • schelkovnikovi. Messor melancholicus subsp. schelkovnikovi Arnol'di, 1977b: 1639 (w.q.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of melancholicus: Arakelian, 1994: 36.


  • Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. (page 36, Junior synonym of melancholicus)
  • 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 1639, worker, queen described)