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Species: Messor semirufus   (André, 1883) 

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Messor semirufus emeryi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. semirufa André, 1883b: 355 (w.q.). AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

vicinity of CASPIAN SEA.
Combination in Messor: Ruzsky, 1905b: 750.
Junior synonym of Messor caducus: Emery, 1891c: 11.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Messor barbarus: Emery, 1908f PDF: 447; Forel, 1910a PDF: 9; Santschi, 1921a PDF: 110.
Raised to species: Santschi, 1927d PDF: 227; Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 52; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 252.
Senior synonym of Messor kutteri, Messor semirufus nigricans and material of the unavailable name Messor obscurior referred here: Baroni Urbani, 1974a PDF: 227.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Messor semirufus emeryi, Messor grandinidus.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Eritrea
    Asia: Iran, Lebanon, Syria
    Europe: Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stein.

Type specimens: syntype of Messor semirufus: casent0907730; syntype of Messor semirufus kutteri: casent0913223; type of Messor barbarus r. semirufus var. erythroensis: focol1264, focol1265, focol1266, focol1267, focol1268

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