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Species: Messor orientalis   (Emery, 1898) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Stenamma (Messor) structor var. orientalis Emery, 1898c PDF: 143 (w.q.m.) TURKEY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Messor: Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 315.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Collingwood, 1961a PDF: 61.
Junior synonym of Messor darianus: Pisarski, 1967a PDF: 383; Pisarski, 1969b: 306.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Messor structor: Aktaç, 1977 PDF: 120.
Raised to species: Tohmé & Tohmé, 1981 PDF: 150; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 251.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Syria, Turkey
    Europe: Greece
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in olive plantation, 1 times found in pastures, 1 times found in pastures in alpine zone, 1 times found in pastures on the mountain plateau, 1 times found in roadsides, 1 times found in deciduous forest along stream, 1 times found in limestone gorge, 1 times found in limestone gorge with deciduous trees and shrubs, 1 times found in limestone gorge with Platanus trees.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times under stone, 1 times sous les pierres, 1 times on ground.

Elevations: collected from 26 - 1700 meters, 343 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Messor alexandri circumoculus: casent0913209; syntype of Messor structor striaticeps orientalis: casent0916941; syntype of Stenamma structor orientalis: casent0904132

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