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Species: Messor galla   (Mayr, 1904) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Stenamma (Messor) barbarum var. galla Mayr, 1904b PDF: 5 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Stenamma barbarum caduca galla Emery, 1895b PDF: 179; unavailable name.].
Finzi, 1939a PDF: 155 (q.m.).
Combination in Messor: Santschi, 1914d PDF: 335.
Raised to species: Santschi, 1923f PDF: 326; Santschi, 1928f PDF: 201.
Senior synonym of Messor latinoda: Viehmeyer, 1923 PDF: 87; Bolton, 1982 PDF: 350; of Messor airensis, Messor nobilis, Messor rufula and material of the unavailable names Messor armata, Messor rufa, Messor triempressa referred here: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 350; of Messor galla obscurus: Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 317.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in woodland, 1 times found in Savannah.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times on the ground, 1 times under a stone, 1 times Nest in sand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Hand, 5 times search.

Elevations: collected from 55 - 3490 meters, 1680 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Stenamma barbarum caduca galla: casent0905774; syntype of Messor galla obscurus: casent0913183; syntype of Messor medioruber obscura: casent0913628; syntype of Messor barbarus galla armata: casent0904128; syntype of Messor barbarus galla triempressa: casent0913182; syntype of Messor barbarus latinoda: casent0913179, casent0913180; syntype of Messor galla nobilis: casent0913181; syntype of Messor galla rufula: casent0907718; syntype of Stenamma barbarum caduca galla: casent0904127

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