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Species: Messor denticornis   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Messor denticornis Forel, 1910e PDF: 14 (w.q.m.) NAMIBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated), 1 syntype male. Type-locality: Namibia (“German Southwest Africa”): Lüderitzbucht, 1903 (L. Schultze). Type-depositories: BMNH, MHNG. Type notes: Forel records other specimens (not syntypes?) from Namibia: Little Namaland, Kamaggas (L. Schultze), and Little Namaland, Steinkopf (L. Schultze). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Arnold, 1920a PDF: 411; Emery, 1921c PDF: 74; Wheeler, 1922: 806; Stitz, 1923: 148; Bolton, 1982 PDF: 349 (redescription); Marsh, 1986b PDF: 341; Bolton, 1995b: 253.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in renosterveldt, Central Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 2 times found in River bed, Saline desert with dwarf savanna fringe) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 1 times found in Acacia.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand collected, 3 times Pitfall Trap, 1 times Nest, 1 times Yellow Pan Trap, 1 times Malaise Trap.

Elevations: collected from 304 - 2000 meters, 962 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1902-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2010-10-30 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Messor denticornis: casent0900465, casent0907746; syntype of Messor denticornis brunni: casent0907747; syntype of Messor denticornis parvidens: casent0907748, casent0907749; type of Messor denticornis: focol0632, focol1271, focol1272, focol1273, focol1274, focol1275, focol1276, focol2950, focol2953, focol0210-1, focol0210-2, focol0633-1, focol0633-2; type of Messor denticornis parvidens: focol1277, focol1278, focol1279

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