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Species: Messor ibericus   Santschi, 1931 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Messor structor var. ibericus Santschi, 1931a: 4 (w.m.) SPAIN. Palearctic. Primary type information: Lectotype worker upper individual on pin with two workers labelled “CATALUÑA Gavá: VII.94. (Nov.) (MSNG). Secondary type information: 1 paralectotype worker, lower individual on same pin as lectotype (MSNG). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use oMessor barbarus subsp. structor var. iberica Emery, 1922d PDF: 92; (w.) SPAIN; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1924c PDF: 164.
Subspecies of Messor barbarus: Ceballos, 1956: 302.
Status as species: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 68, 81 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 254; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 107; Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: 398 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Messor structor novaki: Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: supplementary material, 8.
Lectotype designation: Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: supplementary material, 8.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Croatia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Messor barbarus structor iberica: casent0904129



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