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Species: Messor instabilis   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta instabilis Smith, 1858a PDF: 163 (w.m.) INDIA. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated). Type-locality: India: northern India (no collector’s name). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bingham, 1903 PDF: 279 (s.q.).
Combination in Messor: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 278.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c PDF: 71.
Junior synonym of Messor barbarus: Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 38 (error).
Subspecies of Messor capitatus: Emery, 1893m PDF: 101.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Israel, Pakistan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Messor instabilis: casent0900485

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