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Species: Messor aegyptiacus   (Emery, 1878) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. aegyptiaca Emery, 1878c PDF: 57 (footnote) (w.q.) EGYPT. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype worker(s), syntype queen(s) (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Egypt (no further data). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Forel, 1902a PDF: 148.
Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 451.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891c: 12; Forel, 1894d PDF: 31; Forel, 1902a PDF: 148; Forel, 1904d PDF: 5; Forel, 1907h PDF: 15.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: Israel
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1989-04-05

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster barbara aegyptiaca: casent0904120; syntype of Messor aegyptiacus: casent0917752

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