Messor perantennatus

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Messor perantennatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. perantennatus
Binomial name
Messor perantennatus
Arnol'di, 1970

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.795278° to 36.795278°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • perantennatus. Messor perantennatus Arnol'di, 1970a: 85, figs. 5(8), 6(3,4) (s.m.) TURKMENISTAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Turkmenistan: Dushak, 1935, no. 6736 (K. Arnol’di).
    • Type-depository: ZMUM.
    • Status as species: Arnol’di, 1977b: 1647 (in key); Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 223; Bolton, 1995b: 256; Collingwood & Heatwole, 2000: 7; Paknia, et al. 2010: 33; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 45; Borowiec, L. 2014: 110.
    • Distribution: China, Iran, Turkmenistan.



  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1970a. New species and races of the ant genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Zh. 49: 72-88 (page 85, Figs. 5, 6 soldier, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C., and H. Heatwole. 2000. Ants from Northwestern China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Psyche 103 (1-2): 1-24.
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Kuznetsov G. T. 1990. Comparative analysis of Hymenoptera (Formicidae) population on altitudinal zones of central Kopetdag. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Turkmenskoi SSR. Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk 1990(3): 64-67.
  • Paknia, O., A. G. Radchenko, and M. Pfeiffer. "New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran." Asian Myrmecology 3, no. 29-38 (2010).