Messor barbarus (Linnaeus, 1767) valid
Formica barbara Linnaeus, 1767: 962 (w.) NORTH AFRICA. Palearctic.
Primary type information: Type-material: holotype (?) worker. Type-locality: “Barbaria” (= North African coast from Morocco to Libya). Type-depository: ZMLS. Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) There is one Linnaean specimen in LSLC (Day & Fitton, 1978: 196), type-status unknown.
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Current subspecies (nominal plus)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

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