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Species: Messor bouvieri   Bondroit, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Messor bouvieri Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 154, fig. 75 (s.w.) FRANCE. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: France: Dept. Pyrénées-Orientale, vic. Banyuls (Bondroit?). Type-depository: MNHN. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c PDF: 72; Emery, 1922d PDF: 94; Wheeler, 1926a PDF: 3; Kutter, 1927a PDF: 99; Santschi, 1927d PDF: 237; Finzi, 1929 PDF: 89; Santschi, 1932e PDF: 70.
Junior synonym of Messor sanctus: Bernard, 1956b PDF: 258; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 148.
Material of the unavailable name Messor barbarus capitatus grandiceps referred here by Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 253.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Balearic Islands, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Camino, 3 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 4 times found in Dunas, 2 times found in Arbustos, 2 times found in maquis shrubland, 2 times found in Parque, 2 times found in Erial, 2 times found in Pinar, 1 times found in abriendo puerta nido, 2 times found in Descampado, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times Forrajeando, 7 times nbp, 4 times Foraging, 4 times Nido bajo piedra, 2 times Abertura al nido al borde del camino, 3 times Nido en camino, 1 times Vuelo nupcial, 1 times open (-30-0 cm), 2 times Nido en suelo, 1 times Forrajeando, nido centro camino, 1 times foraging trail, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 46 times Hand, 4 times search, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1110 meters, 257 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-05-23 00:00:00.0 and 2020-08-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Messor barbarus capitatus grandiceps: focol1247

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