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Species: Messor foreli   Santschi, 1923 

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Messor foreli brevispinosa, Messor foreli brevispinosus, Messor foreli surcoufi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

2 subspecies

Messor Aegyptiacus var. foreli Santschi, 1923f PDF: 322, fig. 1 (w.) TUNISIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Bernard, 1981b: 143.
Senior synonym of Messor fossulatus: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998 PDF: 427.
Current subspecies: nomial plus Messor foreli brevispinosus, Messor foreli surcoufi.


Palearctic Region: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

Messor foreli SantschiHNS, 1923

Messor aegyptiacus var foreli SantschiHNS, 1923: Rev. Suisse Zool.30: 322.

Messor foreli SantschiHNS: Bernard, 1981, Syst. Assoc. Spec.l9:143.

World distribution: Tunisia & Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt: Sinai.

Material examined: Sahab: 14.XI.1998 (1); El-Mafareq: 1.IV.1998 (7), 2.V.1998 (9), 10.VIII.1998 (10), 14.XI.1998 (11), 18.11.1999 (11) (Ain Coll.).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Type specimens: syntype of Messor aegyptiacus fossulatus: casent0913145, casent0913146

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