Aphaenogaster barbara nigra

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Aphaenogaster barbara nigra
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor capitatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Messor
Species: Aphaenogaster barbara nigra
André, 1883

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Messor capitatus.


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

  • nigra. Aphaenogaster barbara var. nigra André, 1883b: 355 (w.q.) FRANCE. Emery, 1908e: 447 (m.). Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Ruzsky, 1902d: 28; in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 446. Junior synonym of capitatus: Menozzi, 1921: 26; Emery, 1922c: 97.