Messor arenarius (Fabricius, 1787) valid
Formica arenaria Fabricius, 1787: 310 (w.) NORTH AFRICA. Afrotropic.
  • André, 1883b: 366 (q.); Emery, 1891c: 12 (q.m.); Forel, 1902a: 148 (m.).
  • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29.
  • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Messor): Forel, 1890b: lxx.
  • Combination in Messor: Forel, 1894d: 45.
  • Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1898c: 125.
  • Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908f: 439.
  • Status as species: Status as species: Gmelin, 1790: 2802; Olivier, 1792: 499; Latreille, 1802a: 288; Fabricius, 1804: 411; Roger, 1862c: 292; Roger, 1863b: 29; Mayr, 1863a: 395; Emery, 1880: 392; Emery, 1881b: 534; André, 1881c: 74; André, 1883b: 353 (in key); Emery, 1884: 382; Forel, 1890b: lxx; Emery, 1891c: 12; Dalla Torre, 1893: 98; Forel, 1894d: 28; Forel, 1895e: 233; Emery, 1898c: 125; Forel, 1902a: 148; Forel, 1904d: 5; Forel, 1907h: 15; Forel, 1908b: 14; Emery, 1908f: 439 (redescription); Forel, 1909k: 379; Karavaiev, 1911b: 3; Karavaiev, 1912a: 5; Forel, 1913d: 428; Stitz, 1917: 342; Crawley, 1920a: 163; Emery, 1921c: 69; Emery, 1924a: 7; Menozzi, 1927g: 379; Kutter, 1928: 66; Finzi, 1930b: 15; Santschi, 1931a: 4; Menozzi, 1932e: 452; Menozzi, 1933b: 51; Menozzi, 1934: 158; Finzi, 1936: 158; Santschi, 1938a: 32 (redescription); Menozzi, 1940a: 267; Finzi, 1940: 158; Cagniant, 1964: 87; Cagniant, 1968a: 143; Cagniant, 1970a: 414; Bernard, 1971: 6; Collingwood, 1985: 249; Kugler, 1988: 257; Bolton, 1995b: 252; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 316; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1998: 423; Cagniant, 2006: 197; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009: 42; Borowiec, 2014: 102 (see note in bibliography); Tohmé & Tohmé, 2014: 134; Barech et al., 2020: 14.
  • Senior synonym of Messor amaurocyclia: Roger, 1862c: 292; Mayr, 1863a: 395; Roger, 1863b: 29; Dalla Torre, 1893: 98; Emery, 1921c: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
  • Senior synonym of Messor barbarus beduinus: Cagniant, 2006: 197; {r143714}: 14; Barech et al., 2020: 14.
  • Senior synonym of Messor bugnioni: Forel, 1904g: 424; Emery, 1908f: 439; Emery, 1921c: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
  • Senior synonym of Messor scalpturata: Roger, 1862c: 292; Mayr, 1863a: 395; Roger, 1863b: 29; Dalla Torre, 1893: 98; Emery, 1921c: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 252.
Junior synonyms
Obsolete combinations
Current subspecies (nominal plus)
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Extant: 4 valid subspecies

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