Messor sp. (cf. M. oertzeni Forel, 1910),

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 32

publication ID

23045

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Messor sp. (cf. M. oertzeni Forel, 1910)
status

 

Messor sp. (cf. M. oertzeni Forel, 1910) 

Material: 3 ?, Zagros Mountais forest steppe, Kurdistan, Saggez (~ 36°14'N, 46°15'E), ~1481 m asl, 2004, leg. Shahin MostafaiGoogleMaps  ; 4 $, Tehran, urban area (~ 35°41'N, 51°25'E), ~1162 m asl, 16.VII.2005, leg. Nasim VakhidehGoogleMaps  ; 5 $, Mashad, urban area (~ 36°17'N, 59°35'E), ~985 m asl, leg. Nayereh GhafarianGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: M. oertzeni  HNS  is known from the Balkans and Anatolia (Agosti & Collingwood 1987; Atanassov & Dlussky 2002). It belongs to the structor  HNS  species-group, but reliable determination of many species from this group is impossible before a taxonomic revision is provided.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Messor