Messor barbarus beduinus

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Messor beduinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor beduinus
Emery, 1922

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


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

  • beduinus. Messor barbarus st. beduinus Emery, 1922c: 93 (w.) TUNISIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. striativentris var. beduina Emery, 1908e: 453; unavailable name.] Santschi, 1910a: 45 (q.); Santschi, 1926e: 234 (m.). Raised to species: Santschi, 1923a: 134; Santschi, 1923f: 320. Junior synonym of arenarius: Cagniant, 2006a: 197. See also: Finzi, 1940: 157.


  • Emery, C. 1908f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 437-465 (page 453, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. striativentris var. beduina; unavailable name.)
  • Emery, C. 1922d. Messor barbarus (L.). Appunti de sinonimia e di sistematica. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 54: 92-99 (page 93, worker described)
  • Finzi, B. 1940 [1939]. Formiche della Libia. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 18: 155-166 (page 157, see also)
  • Santschi, F. 1910a. Nouvelles fourmis de Tunisie (3e note). Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 1: 43-46 (page 45, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1923a. Notes sur les fourmis paléarctiques. 4ème note. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 23: 133-137 (page 134, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1923f. Messor et autres fourmis paléarctiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 317-336 (page 320, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1926e. Quelques fourmis nord-africaines. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 17: 229-236 (page 234, male described)