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Species: Formica rufibarbis   Fabricius, 1793 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 355 (w.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Jurine, 1807 PDF: 273 (q.m.); Emery, 1909b PDF: 197 (q.m.)
Senior synonym of Formica cunicularia: Stephens, 1829b: 357; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 414.
[Note: Stephens, 1829b: 357, and Mayr, 1863a PDF: 414, give Formica cunicularia as senior synonym, but Formica rufibarbis has priority.]
Status as species: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 402; Jurine, 1807 PDF: 273; Roger, 1863b PDF: 13; Emery, 1869b PDF: 9; André, 1874b: 185 (in key); Mayr, 1877a: 7; Emery, 1878a PDF: ix (in list); Emery, 1878: 49; Mayr, 1880 PDF: 26; André, 1881c PDF: 59; André, 1882c PDF: 182 (in key); Costa, 1884 PDF: 34; Provancher, 1887: 233 (in key); Nasonov, 1889: 19; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 209; Medina, 1893 PDF: 104; Forel, 1895e PDF: 227; Emery, 1898c PDF: 126; Ruzsky, 1902a PDF: 233; Ruzsky, 1902d PDF: 11; Ruzsky, 1902e PDF: 16; Wheeler, 1902f PDF: 947; Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 303; Ruzsky, 1903c PDF: 206; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 335; Forel, 1904c PDF: 384; Ruzsky, 1905b: 385; Wasmann, 1906 PDF: 112 (in key); Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 16; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 514 (redescription); Ruzsky, 1915b: 12; Forel, 1915d: 64 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1915f: 320; Karavaiev, 1916a PDF: 507; Emery, 1916a PDF: 255; Ruzsky, 1916: 5; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 550; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 51; Crawley, 1920b PDF: 178; Santschi, 1921a PDF: 116; Kulmatycki, 1922 PDF: 84; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923b PDF: 245; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 4; Müller, 1923b PDF: 140; Finzi, 1923a PDF: 4; Lomnicki, 1925a PDF: 18 (in key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 249; Ruzsky, 1925a PDF: 287; Ruzsky, 1925b PDF: 44; Santschi, 1925g PDF: 353; Karavaiev, 1926e PDF: 198; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1926c PDF: 97; Santschi, 1926f PDF: 289; Stärcke, 1926a PDF: 148 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1927c: 368; Karavaiev, 1927a PDF: 302; Karavaiev, 1927d: 286 (in key); Karavaiev, 1927e PDF: 346; Menozzi, 1927b PDF: 92; Lomnicki, 1928 PDF: 9; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b PDF: 38; Wheeler, 1929g PDF: 10; Karavaiev, 1930b PDF: 148; Stitz, 1930a PDF: 238; Karavaiev, 1931c PDF: 113; Karavaiev, 1931e PDF: 216; Soudek, 1931 PDF: 17; Santschi, 1932h PDF: 5; Arnol'di, 1933a: 604 (in key); Grandi, 1935 PDF: 104; Karavaiev, 1935b PDF: 109; Karavaiev, 1936: 234 (redescription); Ruzsky, 1936 PDF: 92; Stitz, 1939: 355; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 322 (in key); Holgersen, 1940 PDF: 186; Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 107 (in key); Röszler, 1942a PDF: 59; Holgersen, 1943c PDF: 176 (in key); Holgersen, 1944a PDF: 191; Ruzsky, 1946 PDF: 69; Van Boven, 1947b PDF: 188 (in key); Arnol'di, 1948a PDF: 212 (in list); Röszler, 1950 PDF: 215; Donisthorpe, 1950e PDF: 1065; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 539; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 198; Consani & Zangheri, 1952 PDF: 45; Yarrow, 1954a PDF: 231; Ceballos, 1956: 320; Baroni Urbani, 1964a PDF: 7; Baroni Urbani, 1964c PDF: 167; Dlussky, 1965a PDF: 37 (in key); Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 73; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 297 (redescription); Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 90; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 240; Collingwood, 1971 PDF: 169; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 163 (redescription); Banert & Pisarski, 1972 PDF: 355; Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 228; Bolton & Collingwood, 1975: 6 (in key); Pisarski, 1975: 43; Van Boven, 1977 PDF: 164; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 94 (in key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 553 (in key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 128; Dlussky, 1981b PDF: 17; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 59; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 286 (in key); Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 139; Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 98; Douwes, 1995: 98; Bolton, 1995b: 202; Poldi et al., 1995: 8; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 28; Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 26 (in key); Gallé et al., 1998: 217; Collingwood & Heatwole, 2002 PDF: 14; Chang & He, 2002a PDF: 52 (in key); Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 84; Karaman & Karaman, 2003 PDF: 51; Csosz & Markó, 2005 PDF: 233; Karaman & Karaman, 2005 PDF: 61; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 148; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 195; Markó et al., 2006 PDF: 68; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 70, 112 (in key); Bračko, 2007 PDF: 20; Seifert, 2007: 301; Werner & Wiezik, 2007 PDF: 144; Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007 PDF: 233; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 134; Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 154; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 482; Seifert & Schultz, 2009b PDF: 260 (redescription); Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 54; Boer, 2010: 32; Csosz et al., 2011 PDF: 59; Karaman, 2011a PDF: 80; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 36; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 496; Czechowski et al., 2012: 215; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 32; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 11; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 78 (see note in bibliography); Bračko et al., 2014 PDF: 19; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 27; Lebas et al., 2016: 198; Radchenko, 2016: 306; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 45; Seifert, 2018: 309.
Senior synonym of Formica defensor: Forel, 1894c PDF: 403; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 335; Bolton, 1995b: 203.
Senior synonym of Formica nicaeensis: Roger, 1863b PDF: 13; Forel, 1874 PDF: 98 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 451; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 202 (footnote) ; Bolton, 1995b: 203; Radchenko, 2016: 306.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada
    Asia: Armenia, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Turkmenistan
    Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Formica rufibarbis   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Formica rufibarbis   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 17, (download) 17 3994
Formica rufibarbis   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 128, (download) 128 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 168 times found in Unknown, 77 times found in heathlands, 31 times found in anthropogenic, 31 times found in dry grassland, 28 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 8 times found in shrubs, 6 times found in Meadow, 3 times found in Prado, 2 times found in Huerto Naranjos, 3 times found in Meadow on river border, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times on the ground, 8 times ground foragers, 4 times Forrajeando, 6 times ground nest, 5 times nbp, 4 times on ground, 2 times Nido bajo piedra, 3 times Foraging, 3 times Nest under stone, 3 times Nest inmeadow, 2 times roadside, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 131 times Pitfall trap, 74 times Manual catch, 45 times search, 34 times Hand, 7 times Malaise trap, 5 times insect net, 4 times Green color trap, 3 times Color trap, 2 times light trap, 2 times Window trap, 1 times Nest sample, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2058 meters, 762 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1866-05-08 and 2020-09-12

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica fusca cinereorufibarbis: casent0911067; neotype of Formica rufibarbis: antweb1008421; type of Formica rufibarbis: casent0903271; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: unavailable quadrinomial: Formica fusca rufibarbis cinereoides: casent0911075



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