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Species: Messor ponticus   Steiner et al., 2018 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Messor ponticus Steiner et al., 2018 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.005 PDF: 399, figs. 2, 5ab, bb, cb, db, eb, fb (w.q.m.) BULGARIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Bulgaria: viz. Strouma valley, SW Zemem, 6.x.2004, BG016 (T. Ljubomirov). Type-depository: NHMW. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 11 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: HNHM, NHMW. AntCat AntWiki

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Turkey
    Europe: Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in village, garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected at 250 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 2004-10-06 00:00:00.0 and 2019-07-18 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Messor ponticus: casent0922403

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