Messor Forel, 1890 valid masculine
Messor Forel, 1890b: lxviii [as subgenus of Aphaenogaster] Type-species: Formica barbara (obsolete combination of Messor barbarus), by subsequent designation of Bingham, 1903: 277.
  • Messor in Myrmicinae: Dalla Torre, 1893: 98.
  • Messor in Myrmicinae, Myrmicini: Emery, 1895l: 769; Forel, 1899e: 59; Ashmead, 1905c: 383; Wheeler, 1910a: 140.
  • Messor in Myrmicinae, Pheidolini: Emery, 1914e: 40; Forel, 1917: 241; Arnold, 1920a: 404; Emery, 1921c: 68 [subtribe Stenammini]; Wheeler, 1922: 661; all subsequent authors.
  • Messor as subgenus of Aphaenogaster: Forel, 1890b: lxviii; Dalla Torre, 1893: 98; Forel, 1899e: 59.
  • Messor as subgenus of Stenamma: Emery, 1895d: 298; Emery, 1895l: 769; Forel, 1903a: 693.
  • Messor as genus: Bingham, 1903: 277; Ruzsky, 1905b: 726; Emery, 1908f: 437; Wheeler, 1910a: 140; Forel, 1917: 241; Bondroit, 1918: 149; Arnold, 1920a: 404; Emery, 1921c: 68; Wheeler, 1922: 661; all subsequent authors.
  • Messor in Stenammini: Ward et al., 2015: 17.
Junior synonyms
Obsolete classifications
Genus Messor references

Forel, 1903a: 693 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903: 278 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Ruzsky, 1905b: 726 (Russian Empire species key); Emery, 1908f: 437 (Palaearctic species key); Emery, 1916a: 143 (Italy species key); Bondroit, 1918: 149 (France & Belgium species key); Arnold, 1920a: 404 (diagnosis); Emery, 1921c: 43 (Cratomyrmex diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1921c: 67 (Veromessor diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1921c: 68 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 802 (Afrotropical Cratomyrmex, Messor catalogues); Santschi, 1927d: 247 (Messor instabilis group key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 89 (Central Asia species key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 4 (Central Asia species key); Finzi, 1929: 77 (Italy species key); Menozzi, 1933b: 56 (Israel species key); Wheeler & Creighton, 1934: 360 (Veromessor species key); Finzi, 1936: 160 (Egypt species key); Novák & Sadil, 1941: 82 (Central Europe species key); Creighton, 1950a: 158 (North America Veromesor species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 136 (Asia checklist); Bernard, 1955a: 360 (Mediterranean Messor structor group key); Smith, 1956a: 36 (U.S.A. Veromessor species key); Bernard, 1967a: 137 (diagnosis, Western Europe species key); Kempf, 1972b: 257 (Neotropical Veromessor catalogue); Tarbinsky, 1976: 50 (Kyrghyzstan species key); Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640 (former U.S.S.R. species key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 537 (former European U.S.S.R. species key); Collingwood, 1978: 80 (Iberian Peninsula species key); Smith, 1979: 1364 (North America Veromessor catalogue); Bolton, 1982: 338 (diagnosis, review of genus, Afrotropical species revision, key); Collingwood, 1985: 248 (Saudi Arabia species key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g: 38 (U.S.A., Nevada Veromessor species key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 270 (Balkans species key); Dlussky et al., 1990: 215 (Turkmenistan species key); Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990b: 156 (Corsica species key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 113 (Bulgaria species key); Arakelian, 1994: 33 (Armenia species key); Bolton, 1994: 106 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 252 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 314 (Saudi Arabia species key); Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 419 (Morocco species key); Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 14 (Portugal species key); He & Song, 2009: 721 (China species key); Cantone, 2017: 210 (brief male diagnosis)

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Extant: 126 valid species, 37 valid subspecies

Fossil: 1 valid species

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