Messor rufitarsis jakowlevi

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Messor rufitarsis jakowlevi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor structor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor rufitarsis jakowlevi
Arnol'di, 1977

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


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

  • jakowlevi. Messor rufitarsis subsp. jakowlevi Arnol'di, 1977b: 1643 (w.) UKRAINE.
    • [First available use of Aphaenogaster (Messor) barbarus subsp. capitatus var. jakowlevi Ruzsky, 1905b: 750 (w.) UKRAINE; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • [Misspelled as jakovlevi by Arnol’di & Dlussky, 1978: 537 (in key).]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1908e: 450; Emery, 1921f: 72; Emery, 1922c: 96; Karavaiev, 1927a: 287.
    • Subspecies of rufitarsis Fabricius: Arnol’di & Dlussky, 1978: 537 (in key); Steiner, Csösz, et al. 2018: supplementary material, 8 (nomen dubium).
    • [Note: because Steiner, Csösz, et al. 2018: 399, establish rufitarsis Fabricius as a junior synonym of structor, the synonymy of jakowlevi under structor, below, still stands.]
    • Junior synonym of structor: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 224; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 114; Bolton, 1995b: 254.
    • Material of the unavailable name salina referred here by Arnol'di, 1977b: 1643 (in key).