Messor barbarus beduinus

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Messor beduinus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor arenarius)
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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • beduinus. Messor barbarus st. beduinus Emery, 1922c: 93 (w.) TUNISIA.
    • [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. striativentris var. beduina Emery, 1908e: 453 (w.) TUNISIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Santschi, 1910a: 45 (q.); Santschi, 1926e: 234 (m.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1910a: 45; Emery, 1921f: 72.
    • Subspecies of barbarus: Emery, 1924a: 7; Kutter, 1928: 66.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1923a: 134; Santschi, 1923f: 320 (in text); Menozzi, 1934: 158; Finzi, 1940: 156; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Borowiec, L. 2014: 102 (error).
    • Junior synonym of arenarius: Cagniant, 2006a: 197; Barech, et al. 2020: 14.