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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
Taxonomic studies on the ant genus Cerapachys Smith (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from India
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Six new species of the ant genus Cerapachys Smith are described, one of which 6 are described as new, and formed in response to selective pressures these ergatoid queens have a significant role in dispersal strategies and contribute much in understanding of the biology of these ants. Expand
Taxonomic Studies on the Ant Genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with Report of Two New Species and Five New Records Including a Tramp Species from India
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The Indian species of the ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 are keyed and S. rogeri is a tramp species which extends its limit to India as well. Expand
Six New Species of Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with Restructuring of World Species Groups and a Key to Indian Species
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Six new species of the myrmicine ants Carebara Westwood are described, some of which support the previous synonymy of Oligomyrmex and Parvimyrma under Carebara and show mixed attributes that recall the restructuring of existing World species groups. Expand
Echinopla Cherapunjiensis sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from India
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The species distinctly differs from all other known species of this genus by the following combination of characters: globose shape of head, presence of seven teeth on petiolar scale, and flat dorsum of mesosoma. Expand
Ants as bioindicators of ecosystem health in Shivalik Mountains of Himalayas: Assessment of species diversity and invasive species
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The findings point towards a disrupted, degraded ecosystem with high anthropogenic impact and reduced ecosystem health, even in the primary and protected forest areas, as demonstrated by redundancy analysis and beta diversity. Expand
Ant species richness, endemicity and functional groups, along an elevational gradient in the Himalayas
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Investigation of variation in species density, species richness, abundance and functional-groups composition along an elevational gradient in Jammu-Kashmir Himalaya finds that ant species richness increased with an initial increase in elevation, peaked at mid-elevation and thereafter decreased, thus forming a mid-Elevation peak. Expand
Altitudinal Diversity of Ants in Himalayan Regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Altitudinal diversity of ants in the Himalayan region is discussed in detail for the first time and the number of endemic elements appears to be much higher as compared to other elements. Expand
Banning paraphylies and executing Linnaean taxonomy is discordant and reduces the evolutionary and semantic information content of biological nomenclature
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An opinion paper is expressed about a growing concern about a severe reduction of the semantic content and functionality of zoological nomenclature and doubts that phylogenetic classification can adequately reflect the information content of evolution. Expand
Taxonomic studies on genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with report of two new species and three new records including a tramp species from India with a revised key
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Two new species of Tetramorium Mayr are described and the male caste is described for the first time in the case of Tetramsorium tonganum, which is a tramp species which extends its limit to India as well. Expand
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