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The Ants of West Africa

Brian Taylor, of the University of Nottingham, has created this impressive resource on the ants of West Africa. Targeted "for anyone wishing to know more of how invertebrate populations are structured and determined," the site offers detailed taxonomic information, keys, and illustrations for "over 850 species and numerous 'forms' (from 85 genera and eleven subfamilies)," in addition to type locations, geographical information, and notes on bionomics. The five main sections (chapters) cover Geography & History, Ant Mosaics, Economic Importance of Ants, Biodiversity and Niches, and Taxonomy. Hundreds of references (since 1945) are available for download; a glossary offers explanations of key terms, and the text has extensively links, "including indices to a vast number of species names (subspecies, junior synonyms, varieties, etc.)."
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The Ants of Sub-Saharan Africa
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Date of Scout Publication
July 8th, 1998
Date Of Record Creation
April 3rd, 2003 at 5:24pm
Date Of Record Release
April 3rd, 2003 at 5:24pm
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