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Species: Messor aciculatus   (Smith, 1874) 

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Messor aciculatus risianus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster aciculata Smith, 1874b PDF: 405 (w.q.) JAPAN. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 (?) syntype queen. Type-locality: Japan: Hiogo (G. Lewis). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as acciculatus by Pisarski, 1969a PDF: 227; Pisarski, 1969b: 295.].
Imai, 1966b PDF: 119 (k.); Onoyama, 1982a PDF: 325 (l.); Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 122 (m.).
Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Forel, 1901m PDF: 60.
Combination in Messor: Forel, 1922b PDF: 93.
Status as species: Mayr, 1879 PDF: 670; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 98; Wheeler, 1906h PDF: 315; Emery, 1908d PDF: 336; Yano, 1910a PDF: 420; Emery, 1921c PDF: 57; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 9; Wheeler, 1928d PDF: 107; Wheeler, 1929g PDF: 2; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 63; Teranishi, 1940: 13; Azuma, 1951 PDF: 87; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 131, 136 (combinations in Aphaenogaster and Messor, respectively); Azuma, 1953 PDF: 2; Pisarski, 1969a PDF: 227; Pisarski, 1969b: 295; Collingwood, 1976a PDF: 303; Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1645 (in key); Azuma, 1977a PDF: 113; Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 197; Ogata, 1991b PDF: 88; Wu & Wang, 1992c PDF: 1305; Morisita et al., 1992: 20; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 98; Tang et al., 1995: 53; Park & Kim, 2000a PDF: 109; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 160; Radchenko, 2005b PDF: 136; Pfeiffer et al., 2007 PDF: 4; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 170; He & Song, 2009 PDF: 722; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 44.
Senior synonym of Messor brunneicorne: Yano, 1910a PDF: 420; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 9 (in text); Wheeler, 1928d PDF: 107 (in text); Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1645 (in key); Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 197; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Park & Kim, 2000a PDF: 109; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 160.
Senior synonym of Messor lobulifera: Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 9 (in text); Wheeler, 1928d PDF: 107 (in text); Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 63; Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1645 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 252; Tang et al., 1995: 53; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 160.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Japan, Mongolia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1922, Glanures myrmecologiques en 1922., Revue Suisse de Zoologie 30, pp. 87-102

Messor aciculatus Sm. v. risianaHNS n. v.

[[ worker ]]. Longueur: 4 mm, 2 - 4 mm, 7. Tres voisin de la var. bruneicornis For. du Japon. Il n'en differe que par ses scapes et ses tibias couverts de poils herisses, par ses mandibules et ses antennes plus claires, rousses, et par ses scapes un peu plus courts. La taille est aussi un peu plus ramassee et encore plus monomorphe. Cette espece a une petite dent a la base des scapes; les nombreux poils herisses de son corps et de ses membres sont obtus, c'est a dire tranches a l'extremite un peu a la facon des LeptothoraxHNS.

Shang-Hai, recolte par M. le Dr Ris.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected between 1848-09-05 and 1962-10-05

Type specimens: syntype of Messor aciculatus: casent0900469; syntype of Messor barbarus lobulifera: casent0904141; syntype of Stenamma aciculatum brunneicorne: casent0907743



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