Messor instabilis (Smith, 1858) valid
Atta instabilis Smith, 1858a: 163 (w.m.) INDIA. Indomalaya.
  • Bingham, 1903: 279 (s.q.).
  • Combination in Messor: Bingham, 1903: 278.
  • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c: 71.
  • Junior synonym of Messor barbarus: Tiwari, 1999: 38 (error).
  • Subspecies of Messor capitatus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 101.
  • Subspecies of Messor barbarus: Forel, 1903a: 694; Bingham, 1903: 278; Forel, 1906b: 86; Emery, 1922d: 94; Emery, 1924a: 8; Wheeler, 1926a: 3; Karavaiev, 1926b: 100; Karavaiev, 1927a: 287; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 137.
  • Status as species: Mayr, 1863a: 396; Smith, 1871a: 333; Santschi, 1923f: 325; Santschi, 1927d: 247 (in key); Wheeler, 1927g: 103; Santschi, 1931a: 4; Santschi, 1936c: 200; Menozzi, 1939a: 297; Eidmann, 1942a: 246; Cagniant, 1964: 87; Pisarski, 1967a: 383; Pisarski, 1970a: 306; Bolton, 1995b: 254; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009: 42; Borowiec, 2014: 107; Bharti et al., 2016: 38.
  • Senior synonym of Messor barbarus punctata: Bingham, 1903: 279; Pisarski, 1967a: 383; Pisarski, 1970a: 306; Bolton, 1995b: 254.
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