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Species: Messor rugosus   (André, 1881) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. rugosa André, 1881c PDF: 75 (in text) (w.m.) ISRAEL. Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Israel: Jaffa (= Tel Aviv-Yafo) (Abeille de Perrin). Type-depository: MNHN. Type notes: After Jaffa, André adds, “et tout l’Orient”, but gives no other localities. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 458
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891c: 12; Forel, 1906c PDF: 190; Forel, 1907d PDF: 25.
Subspecies of Messor barbarus: André, 1883b: 356; Forel, 1890b PDF: lxx.
Subspecies of Messor structor: Santschi, 1923f PDF: 320 (in text).
Status as species: Emery, 1908f PDF: 458; Emery, 1921c PDF: 74; Menozzi, 1933b PDF: 54; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 159; Bernard, 1955a PDF: 360 (in key); Tohmé & Tohmé, 1981 PDF: 144; Kugler, 1988 PDF: 257; Bolton, 1995b: 256; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 42; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 111 (see note in bibliography).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Israel
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1983-09-21 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster barbara rugosa: casent0915452; syntype of Messor rugosus: casent0907755, casent0913214

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