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Species: Messor decipiens   Santschi, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Messor capensis st. decipiens Santschi, 1917e PDF: 94 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Stenamma barbarum capense decipiens Forel, 1905e PDF: 177; unavailable name.].
Raised to species and senior synonym of Messor arcistriatus, Messor probus: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 348.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grassland, 1 times found in montane fynbos, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in succulent karoo, 1 times found in dessert dune.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1550 meters, 1245 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Messor decipiens: casent0907714, casent0907715; syntype of Messor arcistriatus: casent0913175; syntype of Messor capensis probus: casent0907716; type of Messor barbarus subsp. capensis var. proba: focol0626, focol0627



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