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Species: Messor ibericus   Santschi, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Messor structor var. ibericus Santschi, 1925g PDF: 343 (w.) SPAIN. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: 398). Type-locality: lectotype Spain: Cataluña, Gavá, vii.1894 (A. Cabrera). Type-depository: MSNG. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype worker. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: MSNG. Type notes: Lectotype and paralectotype are on the same pin. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Messor barbarus structor ibericus Emery, 1922; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
[Note: taxon based on Messor sordidus (Forel, 1892), sensu Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 152, misidentification.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1924c PDF: 164
Subspecies of Messor barbarus: Ceballos, 1956: 302
Senior synonym of Messor structor novaki: Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: supplementary material, 8.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in maquis shrubland, 2 times found in anthropogenic, 1 times found in dry meadow, 1 times found in small meadow in city park, 1 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in small tree group, parking lot, 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in Urban, 1 times found in garden near field, 1 times found in open, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times foraging on ground, 2 times under stone, 2 times on ground, 1 times under stone in the shade, 1 times under large stone, 1 times on the ground, 1 times on road, 1 times on path, 1 times on lawn, 1 times nest in the ground, 1 times nest in concrete, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times search.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 750 meters, 360 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2014-08-21 00:00:00.0 and 2020-08-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Messor barbarus structor ibericus: casent0904129

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