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Species: Messor foreli   Santschi, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Messor aegyptiacus var. foreli Santschi, 1923f PDF: 322, fig. 1a,b (w.) TUNISIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Tunisia: Tozeur, 1909 (Aumont). Type-depository: NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61

Messor foreli SantschiHNS, 1923

Messor aegyptiacus var foreli SantschiHNS, 1923: Rev. Suisse Zool.30: 322.

Messor foreli SantschiHNS: Bernard, 1981, Syst. Assoc. Spec.l9:143.

World distribution: Tunisia & Egypt.

Distribution in Egypt: Sinai.

Material examined: Sahab: 14.XI.1998 (1); El-Mafareq: 1.IV.1998 (7), 2.V.1998 (9), 10.VIII.1998 (10), 14.XI.1998 (11), 18.11.1999 (11) (Ain Coll.).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Desert, 2 times found in Desert, Cultives, 1 times found in Dunes, 1 times found in Dunes, Tamarix.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest, 2 times Mound nest, 1 times Foraging, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times Nest in palm roots.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 750 - 810 meters, 784 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2017-05-21 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Messor foreli surcoufi: casent0913149, casent0913150; syntype of Messor aegyptiacus fossulatus: casent0913145, casent0913146

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