Myrmica rufitarsis

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Myrmica rufitarsis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Messor barbarus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: Myrmica rufitarsis
Foerster, 1850

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


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

  • rufitarsis. Myrmica rufitarsis Foerster, 1850b: 485 (w.) ALGERIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of rufitarsis Fabricius, above.] Junior synonym of barbarus: Roger, 1863b: 29.