Messor santschii

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Messor santschii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. santschii
Binomial name
Messor santschii
Emery, 1908
Synonyms

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Tunisia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • santschii. Messor barbarus var. santschi Santschi, 1910a: 44 (in text).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Tunisia: Kairouan (F. Santschi).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [First available use of Stenamma (Messor) barbarum r. capitatum var. santschii Forel, 1905b: 176 (w.) TUNISIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Forel, 1907b: 204 (q.m.); Karavaiev, 1912a: 6 (q.m.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1907b: 204; Emery, 1908e: 447; Emery, 1921f: 70; Santschi, 1925g: 342 (in key).
    • Subspecies of barbarus: Karavaiev, 1912a: 6; Bolton, 1995b: 257.
    • Status as species: Barech, et al. 2020: 18.
    • Senior synonym of carthaginensis: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 433; Barech, et al. 2020: 13.
    • Distribution: Algeria, Tunisia.
  • carthaginensis. Messor carthaginensis Bernard, 1980: 268, fig. 2CT (w.) TUNISIA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Tunisia: Cape Kamart, 17 km. NW Tunis, nr Tunis-Bizerte road, x.1948 (F. Bernard).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Status as species: Bernard, 1981b: 143; Bolton, 1995b: 253.
    • Junior synonym of santschii: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 433; Barech, et al. 2020: 13.

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