Messor punctaticeps

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Messor punctaticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. punctaticeps
Binomial name
Messor punctaticeps
Barech, Khaldi, Espadaler & Cagniant, 2020



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Tunisia (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.




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

  • punctaticeps. Messor punctaticeps Barech, Khaldi, Espadaler & Cagniant, 2020: 16.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Tunisia: Tunis (Santschi), Tunisia: Kairouan (Santschi).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [First available use of Messor barbarus st. mediorubra var. punctaticeps Santschi, 1910a: 45 (w.) TUNISIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name. Declared as unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Bolton, 1995b: 256.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1912f: 98; Santschi, 1917e: 92; Emery, 1921f: 71; Emery, 1922c: 95; Santschi, 1927c: 239.
    • Distribution: Tunisia.