Messor rufus

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Messor rufus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. rufus
Binomial name
Messor rufus
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rufus. Messor rufus Santschi, 1923f: 326 (w.) RUSSIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. meridionalis var. rufa Karavaiev, 1910a: 272; unavailable name.] Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 7 (q.m.). Subspecies of minor: Santschi, 1927c: 240; Santschi, 1927d: 247. Revived status as species: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b: 45; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642. Senior synonym of similis: Santschi, 1927d: 248; of karawajevi: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642. Current subspecies: nominal plus striolatus.
  • similis. Messor similis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 93 (in key) (w.) KYRGHYZSTAN. Junior synonym of rufus: Santschi, 1927d: 248; of karawajevi: Tarbinsky, 1976: 59; of rufus: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642.
  • karawajevi. Messor karawajevi Tarbinsky, 1976: 59 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [First available use of Messor barbarus st. clivorum var. karawayewi Santschi, 1917e: 92; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of rufus: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642.

Description

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1977b. Review of the harvester ants of the genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 56: 1637-1648 (page 1642, Revived status as species)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1977b. Review of the harvester ants of the genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 56: 1637-1648 (page 1642, Senior synonym of karawajevi)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1910. Nachtrag zu meinen "Ameisen aus Transcaspien und Turkestan". Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 9: 268-272 (page 272, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. meridionalis var. rufa; unavailable name.)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929b. Die Ameisenfauna Daghestans. Zool. Anz. 83: 34-45 (page 45, Revived status as species)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929d. The ants of the genus Messor in the fauna of Middle Asia. Acta Univ. Asiae Mediae Ser. 8A Zool. 6: 1-25 (page 7, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1923f. Messor et autres fourmis paléarctiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 317-336 (page 326, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 240, Stirps of minor)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 248, Senior synonym of similis)
  • Santschi, F. 1927e. Révision myrmécologique. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 67: 240-248 (page 247, Stirps of minor)