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.



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.369444° to 36.369444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Syria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 19 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Syria: Jourat-Addad, 18 km. N Aleppo, 7.x.1973 (Tohmé); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: holotype depository unknown (not stated); paratypes: MNHN (in alcohol).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 255; Borowiec, L. 2014: 110.
    • Distribution: Syria.

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.