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Species: Messor barbarus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

6 subspecies

Formica barbara Linnaeus, 1767 PDF: 962 (w.) MOROCCO. Palaearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29; in Messor (Messor): Forel, 1890b PDF: lxviii; in Messor: Forel, 1894d PDF: 8; in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1898c PDF: 125; in Messor: Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 315; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 278.
Senior synonym of Messor binodis, Messor juvenalis: Smith, 1858a PDF: 162; of Messor megacephala: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 395; of Messor rufitarsis Foerster: Roger, 1863b: 29; of Messor ambiguus, Messor nigriceps: Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 68; of Messor sordida: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998 PDF: 424.

See Also:

Messor barbarus ambiguus, Messor barbarus armata, Messor barbarus barbarastructor, Messor barbarus capitatus splendens, Messor barbarus curvispina, Messor barbarus dentiscapus, Messor barbarus gallaoides, Messor barbarus gallica, Messor barbarus glabriusculus, Messor barbarus grandiceps, Messor barbarus korborum, Messor barbarus laeviceps, Messor barbarus latinoda, Messor barbarus mediorubra punctaticeps, Messor barbarus mediosanguineus, Messor barbarus nigra, Messor barbarus nigricans, Messor barbarus nigriceps, Messor barbarus obscurior, Messor barbarus obscuriventris, Messor barbarus persicus, Messor barbarus politus, Messor barbarus punctata, Messor barbarus punctaticeps, Messor barbarus punctatohimalayanum, Messor barbarus romana, Messor barbarus rufa, Messor barbarus sahlbergi, Messor barbarus santschii, Messor barbarus semirubra, Messor barbarus splendens, Messor barbarus tingitanus, Messor barbarus triempressa, Messor barbarus varrialei, Messor barbarus vizir, Messor barbarus werneri

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected from 7 - 203 meters, 105 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster barbara sordida: casent0907738; syntype of Messor barbarus ambiguus: casent0913160, casent0913161; syntype of Messor barbarus nigriceps: casent0913162

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