Formica megacephala

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Formica megacephala
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor barbarus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Formica megacephala
Leach, 1825

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

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • megacephala. Formica megacephala Leach, 1825: 292 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica megacephala Fabicius, 1793: 361 (now in Pheidole).] Junior synonym of barbarus: Mayr, 1863: 395.

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