Messor planiceps

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Messor planiceps
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor caviceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor planiceps
Stitz, 1917

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


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

  • planiceps. Messor planiceps Stitz, 1917: 344, fig. 11 (w.) ALGERIA. Junior synonym of caviceps: Délye, 1964: 165; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 432.


  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1998 [1997]. Le genre Messor au Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 419-434 (page 432, Junior synonym of planiceps)
  • Délye, G. 1964b. Sur le peuplement myrmécologique de quelques ergs du Sahara nord-occidental. Trav. Inst. Rech. Sahar. 23: 165-170 (page 165, Junior synonym of planiceps)
  • Stitz, H. 1917. Ameisen aus dem westlichen Mittelmeergebiet und von den Kanarischen Inseln. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 8: 333-353 (page 344, Fig. 11 worker described)