Messor barbarus politus

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Messor barbarus politus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. barbarus
Subspecies: M. barbarus politus
Trinomial name
Messor barbarus politus
Karavaiev, 1912
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 35.691111° to 35.233333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • politus. Messor barbarus var. politus Karavaiev, 1912a: 6 (s.w.) ALGERIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Algeria: Tlemcen, iii.-v.1911 (W. Karawajew).
    • Type-depository: SIZK.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921f: 70.
    • Subspecies of barbarus: Bolton, 1995b: 256; Barech, et al. 2020: 18.
    • Senior synonym of dentiscapus: Bolton, 1995b: 256.
    • Senior synonym of ambiguus: Barech, et al. 2020: 18.
    • [Note: Barech, et al. 2020: 18, record ambiguus as a junior synonym of dentiscapus, but politus has priority over the latter (Bolton, 1995b: 253).]
    • Distribution: Algeria, Tunisia.
  • ambiguus. Messor barbarus var. ambiguus Santschi, 1925g: 342 (w.) ALGERIA, TUNISIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Algeria: Mascara (A. Cros).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Junior synonym of barbarus: Collingwood, 1978: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
    • Junior synonym of politus: Barech, et al. 2020: 18.

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