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
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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).


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Biology

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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.
    • 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).]
  • 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.
  • dentiscapus. Messor barbarus var. dentiscapus Finzi, 1930b: 15 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. capitatus var. dentiscapa Forel, 1909e: 371 (w.) ALGERIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921f: 72; Emery, 1922c: 97; Santschi, 1925g: 342 (in key); Santschi, 1931a: 4.
    • Material referred to politus by Emery, 1922c: 97, Santschi, 1925g: 342 (in key); hence dentiscapus junior synonym of politus as the latter has priority (Bolton, 1995b: 253).

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