Aphaenogaster barbara sordida

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Aphaenogaster barbara sordida
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor barbarus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Messor
Species: Aphaenogaster barbara sordida
Forel, 1892

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


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

  • sordida. Aphaenogaster (Messor) barbara r. sordida Forel, 1892g: 452 (w.) SPAIN. Santschi, 1917e: 89 (s.). Combination in Messor: Emery, 1897f: 239. Subspecies of barbarus: Santschi, 1925g: 342 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 104. Raised to species: Bondroit, 1918: 152; Cagniant, 1964: 88; Bernard, 1967: 145. Junior synonym of barbarus: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 424.