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Species: Messor ebeninus   Santschi, 1927 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Messor semirufus var. ebeninus Santschi, 1927d PDF: 229 (w.) LEBANON. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Messor barbarus semirufus ebenina Forel, 1910a PDF: 10; unavailable name.].
Finzi, 1936 PDF: 160 (q.).
Raised to species: Tohmé, 1971 PDF: 569.
Junior synonym of Messor semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974a PDF: 227.
Revived from synonymy: Tohmé & Tohmé, 1981 PDF: 142; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 249.
See also: Tohmé, 1975 PDF: 171.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Messor ebininus   Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 51, (download) 51 21622
Messor ebeninus   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in irrigated patch of coffee trees in village garden, 1 times found in Acacia Juniper woodland, 4 times found in riparian scrub next to banana field, 1 times found in roadside desert 7pm, 1 times found in banana field next to dry steam.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times water traps, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times tuna bait.

Elevations: collected from 680 - 1950 meters, 1447 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1977-11-28 and 2017-11-18

Type specimens: syntype of Messor barbarus semirufus ebenina: casent0901472; syntype of Messor ebeninus: casent0907734, casent0907735; type of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufa var. ebenina: focol0690, focol0209-1, focol0209-2, focol0764-1, focol0764-2

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