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Species: Messor cephalotes   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Stenamma (Messor) barbarum subsp. cephalotes Emery, 1895b PDF: 179 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Ethiopia: Arussi Galla, Ganale Gudda, 3.v.1893 (V. Bottego). Type-depositories: MHNG, MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Menozzi, 1939c: 102 (q.m.)
Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 443.
Combination in Sphaeromessor: Bernard, 1985: 48.
Combination in Messor: Bolton, 1995b: 253.
Status as species: Emery, 1908f PDF: 443; Emery, 1921c PDF: 73; Wheeler, 1922: 805; Menozzi, 1939c: 102; Menozzi & Consani, 1952 PDF: 62; Bolton, 1982 PDF: 346 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 253; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 212.
Senior synonym of Messor plinii: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 346; Bolton, 1995b: 253.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1615 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1883-05-03 00:00:00.0 and 2018-06-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Messor plinii: casent0913170, casent0913171; syntype of Stenamma barbarum cephalotes: casent0904140

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