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Visualizing and interacting with large-volume biodiversity data using client-server web-mapping applications: The design and implementation of antmaps.org
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This work developed a new client–server web-mapping application, antmaps.org, to visualize and interact with the geographic distributions of all 15,050 ant species and aggregate patterns of their diversity and biogeography. Expand
An updated checklist of the ants of India with their specific distributions in Indian states (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
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The present exhaustive listing of Indian ants will provide a holistic view about diversity and distribution and will also help to identify major undersampled areas where future sampling and taxonomic efforts should be directed. Expand
A New (Old), Invasive Ant in the Hardwood Forests of Eastern North America and Its Potentially Widespread Impacts
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The large geographic range of this ant species combined with its apparent impact on native species make it likely to have cascading consequences on eastern forests in years to come, effects mediated by the specifics of its life history which is very different from those of other invasive ants. Expand
Disruption of ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by the invasive Asian needle ant (Pachycondyla chinensis)
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The hypothesis that the invasive ant Pachycondyla chinensis disrupts ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by displacing native ant species, especially the keystone mutualist Aphaenogaster rudis, while failing to disperse seeds itself is tested. Expand
The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) database: synthesizing data on the geographic distribution of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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The first comprehensi ve global database of ant species distributions, the Global Ant B iodiversity Informatics (GABI) database, based on the compilatio n of 1.72 million records extracted from over 8811 publicatio ns and 25 existing databases is introduced. Expand
Introduced Pheidole of the world: taxonomy, biology and distribution
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A detailed taxonomic resource for identifying and studying ants in the genus Pheidole that have established beyond their native ranges is provided, to facilitate identification of pest species, determination of climatic and habitat requirements, discovery of pest origins, horizon scanning and assessment of invasion pathways. Expand
A checklist of the ants of China
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Comparisons with other regions suggest that this list is still incomplete at both provincial and na-tional scales based on the diversity of surrounding regions and the number of undescribed species reported in the literature. Expand
On the evolution of the species complex Pachycondyla chinensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae), including the origin of its invasive form and description of a new species
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The finding of the new species P. nakasujii suggests that much remains undiscovered even in biologically fascinating and well-studied organisms. Expand
Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness.
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Examining the latitudinal pattern of species richness across 1003 local ant assemblages finds latitudinal asymmetry, with southern hemisphere sites being more diverse than northern hemisphere sites, and the most parsimonious explanation is that greater climate change since the Eocene in the northern than in the southern hemisphere has led to more extinctions in the north with consequent effects on local ant species richness. Expand
Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader
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These analyses on the global-scale distribution of this invasive species provide strong evidence for the interplay of biotic and abiotic determinants of spread and also highlight the challenges of limiting the spread and subsequent impact of highly invasive species. Expand
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