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Species: Messor barbarus   (Linnaeus, 1767) 

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Messor barbarus aegyptiacus, Messor barbarus ambiguus, Messor barbarus aralocaspius, Messor barbarus armata, Messor barbarus barbarastructor, Messor barbarus beduinus, Messor barbarus capensis, Messor barbarus capitatus, Messor barbarus capitatus splendens, Messor barbarus clivorum, Messor barbarus curvispina, Messor barbarus denticulatus, Messor barbarus dentiscapus, Messor barbarus gallaoides, Messor barbarus gallica, Messor barbarus glabriusculus, Messor barbarus grandiceps, Messor barbarus grandinida, Messor barbarus grandinidus, Messor barbarus hamulifera, Messor barbarus himalayanus, Messor barbarus hymalayanus, Messor barbarus incorruptus, Messor barbarus inermis, Messor barbarus infumatus, Messor barbarus instabilis, Messor barbarus karawaiewi, Messor barbarus korborum, Messor barbarus laeviceps, Messor barbarus latinoda, Messor barbarus mediorubra punctaticeps, Messor barbarus mediosanguineus, Messor barbarus niger, 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 reticuliventris, Messor barbarus romana, Messor barbarus rufa, Messor barbarus rufitarsis, Messor barbarus rufus, Messor barbarus ruginodis, Messor barbarus sahlbergi, Messor barbarus santschii, Messor barbarus semirubra, Messor barbarus semoni, Messor barbarus sordidus, Messor barbarus splendens, Messor barbarus striativentris, Messor barbarus structor, Messor barbarus structur, Messor barbarus sultana, Messor barbarus tingitanus, Messor barbarus triempressa, Messor barbarus tyrrhenus, Messor barbarus varrialei, Messor barbarus vizir, Messor barbarus werneri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

6 subspecies

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

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.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in bus station, 0 times found in dry mediterranean park, 0 times found in near road, 0 times found in olive plantation, 0 times found in open mediterranean thyme meadow

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times search

Elevations: collected from 7 - 225 meters, 145 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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