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Species: Messor cephalotes   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Stenamma (Messor) barbarum subsp. cephalotes Emery, 1895b PDF: 179 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Menozzi, 1939c: 102 (q.m.).
Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 443; in Sphaeromessor: Bernard, 1985: 48; in Messor: Bolton, 1995b: 253.
Raised to species: Emery, 1908f PDF: 443.
Senior synonym of Messor plinii: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 346.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1615 m

Type specimens: syntype of Messor plinii: casent0913170, casent0913171; syntype of Stenamma barbarum cephalotes: casent0904140

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