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Species: Messor aralocaspius   (Ruzsky, 1902) 

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Messor aralocaspius infumatus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. aralocaspia Ruzsky, 1902c: 20 (w.) RUSSIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 63 (q.m.); Stitz, 1930a PDF: 240 (q.).
Combination in Messor: Ruzsky, 1905b: 745.
Subspecies of Messor minor: Santschi, 1927d PDF: 239.
Status as species: Pisarski, 1967a PDF: 384; Pisarski, 1969b: 306; Tarbinsky, 1976 PDF: 65; Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1642.
Material of the unavailable name Messor tamerlani referred here by Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 218.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Messor aralocaspius infumatus.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
    Europe: Russia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Forest steppe, 1 times found in Rural area.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 1964 - 2580 meters, 2272 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Messor aralocaspius: casent0907727; syntype of Messor aralocaspius tamerlani: casent0916926; syntype of Messor aralocaspius tamerlani; 1849: casent0916925; syntype of Messor minor aralocaspius tamerlani: casent0913156

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