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Species: Messor semirufus   (André, 1883) 

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Messor semirufus emeryi, Messor semirufus phasianicus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster barbara var. semirufa André, 1883b: 355 (w.q.) MARGINS OF THE CASPIAN SEA. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f PDF: 447.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891c: 12; Forel, 1904d PDF: 15; Ruzsky, 1905b: 750; Forel, 1906c PDF: 190; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923b PDF: 257; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d PDF: 22.
Junior synonym of Messor caducus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 100.
Subspecies of Messor instabilis: Santschi, 1923f PDF: 325 (in text); Santschi, 1926f PDF: 287.
Material of the unavailable name Messor barbarus semirufus obscurior Crawley, 1920a referred here by Baroni Urbani, 1974a PDF: 227; Bolton, 1995b: 257.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Eritrea
    Asia: Iran, Lebanon, Syria
    Europe: Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stein.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-12-31 and 1966-11-30

Type specimens: syntype of Messor semirufus: casent0907730; syntype of Messor semirufus kutteri: casent0913223; type of Messor barbarus r. semirufus var. erythroensis: focol1264, focol1265, focol1266, focol1267, focol1268

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