Preliminary contributions toward a revision of Greek Messor Forel, 1890 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:S. Salata, Borowiec L.
Journal:Turkish Journal of Zoology
Start Page:52
Keywords:Endemic species, Formicidae, Greece, Mediterranean, Messor

Based on recently collected material and study on type specimens Messor carpathous Menozzi, 1936 n. stat. and Messor concolor Santschi, 1927 n. stat. are raised to species rank and redescribed. Messor creticus sp. nov. is described as a new endemic species to Crete. Revised data for members of the Messor structor complexes are given and updated checklist of Greek Messor taxa is provided.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith