Messor rufus Emery, 1922 valid
Messor barbarus subsp. rufus Emery, 1922d: 96 (w.) UZBEKISTAN. Palearctic.
  • [First available use of Messor barbarus meridionalis rufus Karavaiev, 1910; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 7 (q.m.).
  • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921c: 71.
  • Subspecies of Messor minor: Santschi, 1927d: 240; Santschi, 1927e: 247.
  • Status as species: Santschi, 1923f: 326; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b: 45; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 6; Dlussky, 1962: 179; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642 (in key); Tohmé & Tohmé, 1981: 147; Bolton, 1995b: 256; Schultz et al., 2006: 203; Borowiec, 2014: 111 (see note in bibliography); Tohmé & Tohmé, 2014: 135.
  • Senior synonym of Messor karawajevi: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 256; Schultz et al., 2006: 203.
  • Senior synonym of Messor similis: Santschi, 1927e: 248; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 6; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 256.
  • Material of the unavailable name Messor barbarus clivorum karawayewi referred here by Emery, 1922d: 96; Santschi, 1927d: 240.
  • Current subspecies: nominal plus M. r. striolatus.
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Extant: 1 valid subspecies

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