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Species: Messor rufus   Emery, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Messor barbarus subsp. rufus Emery, 1922d PDF: 96 (w.) UZBEKISTAN. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Uzbekistan: Fergana region (V. Sovinsky). Type-depository: SIZK. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Messor barbarus meridionalis rufus Karavaiev, 1910; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c PDF: 71.
Senior synonym of Messor karawajevi: Arnol'di, 1977b PDF: 1642 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 256; Schultz et al., 2006 PDF: 203.
Material of the unavailable name Messor barbarus clivorum karawayewi referred here by Emery, 1922d PDF: 96; Santschi, 1927d PDF: 240.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
    Europe: Russia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1861-12-31 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Messor barbarus rufus: casent0916930; syntype of Messor karawajevi: casent0913213; syntype of Messor rufus: casent0907724

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