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Species: Messor angularis   Santschi, 1928 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Messor galla var. angularis Santschi, 1928f PDF: 202 (w.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 6 syntype worker. Type-locality: Kenya (“Afrique orientale anglaise”): Naivasha, 1900 m., st. no. 14, xii.1911 (Ch. Alluaud & R. Jeannel). Type-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Messor barbarus semirufus angularis Santschi, 1914; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c PDF: 72; Emery, 1922d PDF: 97; Wheeler, 1922: 803.
Status as species: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 344 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 252; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 212.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: also Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Acacia woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, foraging at 0930 hours.

Elevations: collected at 1650 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1977-11-30 and 2018-06-19

Type specimens: syntype of Messor angularis: casent0913153

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