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Species: Messor excursionis   Ruzsky, 1905 

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See Also:

Messor excursionis alaschanicus, Messor excursionis fraternus, Messor excursionis sillemi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Messor lobuliferus var. excursionis Ruzsky, 1905b: 739 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnol'di, 1970a PDF: 86 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 68.
See also: Stärcke, 1935a PDF: 262; Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1646.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38

Messor excursionis RuzskyHNS, 1905

Material: 21 $, Central Persian deserts, Kavir National Park GoogleMaps (34°45'14'N, 52°10'07'E), 1092 m asl, 7.VI.2008, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps.

Remarks: M. excursionisHNS was recorded from Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia (Karavaiev 1910; Stärcke 1935; Pisarski 1967; Arnoldi 1970, 1977a; Dlussky et al. 1990; Pfeiffer et al. 2006).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall B 14.

Type specimens:

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