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Species: Messor galla   (Mayr, 1904) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Stenamma (Messor) barbarum var. galla Mayr, 1904b PDF: 5 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Stenamma barbarum caducum gallum Emery, 1895; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
Finzi, 1939a PDF: 155 (q.m.).
Combination in Messor: Santschi, 1914d PDF: 335.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1897f PDF: 597; Forel, 1910c PDF: 250; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 3; Emery, 1915e PDF: 3; Wheeler, 1922: 803; Viehmeyer, 1923 PDF: 87.
Senior synonym of Messor galla airensis: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 350; Bolton, 1995b: 254.
Senior synonym of Messor galla rufula: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 350; Bolton, 1995b: 254.
Material of the unavailable names Messor barbarus galla armata, Messor barbarus semirufus rufa referred here by Bolton, 1982 PDF: 350, 349 (respectively); Bolton, 1995b: 254.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1982


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in woodland, 1 times found in Savannah, Commiphora (open) times found in woodland, open times found in woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times on the ground, 1 times under a stone, 1 times Nest in sand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Hand, 5 times search, 2 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 55 - 3490 meters, 1680 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-07-01 and 2016-09-25

Type specimens: Holotype of Stenamma barbarum caduca galla: casent0905774; syntype of Messor galla obscurus: casent0913183; syntype of Messor medioruber obscura: casent0913628; syntype of Messor barbarus galla armata: casent0904128; syntype of Messor barbarus galla triempressa: casent0913182; syntype of Messor barbarus latinoda: casent0913179, casent0913180; syntype of Messor galla nobilis: casent0913181; syntype of Messor galla rufula: casent0907718; syntype of Stenamma barbarum caduca galla: casent0904127

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