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Species: Messor minor   (André, 1883) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. minor André, 1883b: 355 (w.q.) ITALY (mainland, Sardinia, Sicily), FRANCE (Corsica). Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Type-localities: Italy (+ Sardinia, Sicily), France: Corsica (no further data). Type-depository: MNHN. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1908f PDF: 451 (m.)
Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 451
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891c: 12; Emery, 1893e PDF: 84; Forel, 1905e PDF: 176; Santschi, 1908 PDF: 517; Forel, 1909k PDF: 379; Emery, 1922d PDF: 94.
Subspecies of Messor instabilis: Santschi, 1923f PDF: 325 (in text); Wheeler, 1927g PDF: 103; Bernard, 1948 PDF: 138.
Status as species: Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 155; Santschi, 1927d PDF: 232 (redescription); Kutter, 1927a PDF: 99; Finzi, 1929 PDF: 84; Santschi, 1934d PDF: 273; Grandi, 1935 PDF: 100; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 159; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 158; Baroni Urbani, 1964c PDF: 151; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 87; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 149 (redescription); Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 61; Bernard, 1971: 7; Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1640; Bernard, 1980b PDF: 266; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 251; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 271 (in key); Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990b: 156 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 255; Poldi et al., 1995: 3; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 319; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998 PDF: 424; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 197; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 92 (in key); Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 152; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 489; Lush, 2009 10.1080/09397140.2009.10638357: 116; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 42; Karaman, 2011b PDF: 37; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 109 (see note in bibliography); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 38; Lebas et al., 2016: 296; Barech et al., 2020 10.35929/RSZ.0002 PDF: 16.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Canary Islands, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
    Europe: France, Italy, Montenegro
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Mediterranean area

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Messor minor   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Messor minor   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: -1, (download) -1 21820
Messor minor   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 176, (download) 176 4001

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times litter under fir with spruce, red osier, alder.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Hand, 1 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 70 - 235 meters, 125 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1924-07-01 and 2012-10-01

Type specimens: syntype of Messor minor: casent0913199; syntype of Messor minor pompeianus: casent0913200



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