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Species: Messor caducus   (Victor, 1839) 

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Messor caducus glabrescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica caduca Victor, 1839: 47, pl. 2, fig. d (w.) ARMENIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Atta: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 395; combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b PDF: 29; combination in Stenamma: Emery, 1895b PDF: 179; Emery, 1898c PDF: 125; combination in Messor: Ruzsky, 1905b: 754.
Junior synonym of Messor semirufus: Emery, 1921c PDF: 72.
Subspecies of Messor barbarus: Emery, 1891c: 12; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 100 (footnote); Emery, 1895b PDF: 179; Emery, 1897f PDF: 597; Emery, 1898c PDF: 139.
Material of the unavailable name Messor semirubra referred here by Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1638.
Senior synonym of Messor meridionalis: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 121; of Messor caucasicola: Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 34.
Current subspecies: nominal plus M. c. glabrescens.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Armenia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkey
    Europe: Greece, Russia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159

Messor caducusHNS (Victor, 1839)

North, Northwest and South Iran.

Det. Cook

ALIPANAH & al. (1995), PAKNIA & KAMI (2007), z, ZMMU

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mountain plateau.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1034 meters, 518 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-04-12 and 2011-05-03

Type specimens: syntype of Messor semirufus semirubra: casent0916937



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