Messor barbarus ambiguus

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Messor barbarus ambiguus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor barbarus politus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor barbarus ambiguus
Santschi, 1925

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


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

  • ambiguus. Messor barbarus var. ambiguus Santschi, 1925g: 342 (w.) TUNISIA.
    • Junior synonym of barbarus: Collingwood, 1978: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
    • Junior synonym of politus: Barech, et al. 2020: 18.