Messor rufitarsis (Foerster, 1850) unresolved junior homonym, junior synonym of current valid taxon Messor barbarus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Myrmica rufitarsis Foerster, 1850b: 485 (w.) ALGERIA. Palearctic.
Primary type information: Type-material: holotype (?) worker. Type-locality: Algeria: Algiers (no collector’s name). Type-depository: MNHU (Horn & Kahle, 1935: 78). Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) Perhaps type-material is also in MNHN as Foerster (p, 486) thanks “Leon Fairmaire in Paris” for the specimens.
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