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Species: Messor caducus   (Victor, 1839) 

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Messor caducus glabrescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica caduca Victor, 1839: 47, pl. 2, fig. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

d (w.) RUSSIA.
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b PDF: 29; in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1898c PDF: 125; in Messor: Ruzsky, 1905b: 754.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Messor barbarus: Emery, 1891c: 12.
Revived status as species: Ruzsky, 1905b: 754.
Material of the unavailable name Messor semirubra referred here by Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1638.
Senior synonym of Messor meridionalis: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 121; of Messor caucasicola: Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 34.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Messor caducus glabrescens.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159

Messor caducusHNS (Victor, 1839)

North, Northwest and South Iran.

Det. Cook

ALIPANAH & al. (1995), PAKNIA & KAMI (2007), z, ZMMU

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mountain plateau.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1034 meters, 518 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Messor semirufus semirubra: casent0916937

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