Messor nahali

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Messor nahali
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. nahali
Binomial name
Messor nahali
Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H., 1981

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Specimen Labels

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in a low rainfall forest.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Syrian Arab Republic.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • nahali. Messor nahali Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 151, fig. 22 (s.) SYRIA.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 255; Borowiec, L. 2014: 110.
    • niger. Messor barbarus var. niger Santschi: Santschi, 1931a: 4. Nomen nudum.

Type Material

Salata & Borowiec (2019): syntype (w.): MNHN Paris || type || Messor nahali | Tohme & Tohme, 1981 || 581 || Syrie, Alep | 7. X. 1973 | Tohome rec. || Tube n 581 || Museum Paris | EY9109 || ANTWEB | CASENT0913772 (MNHN).



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.
  • Pashaei Rad S., B. Taylor, R. Torabi, E. Aram, G. Abolfathi, R. Afshari, F. Borjali, M. Ghatei, F. Hediary, F. Jazini, V. Heidary Kiah, Z. Mahmoudi, F. Safariyan, and M. Seiri. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64(2): 145-159.
  • Tohmé, G., and H. Tohmé. "Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique." Ecologia Mediterranea 7 (1) (1981): 139-153, fig. 1-22.