A review of Bahamian ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) biogeography

  title={A review of Bahamian ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) biogeography},
  author={Lloyd W. Morrison},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  • L. Morrison
  • Published 1 May 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Biogeography
Abstract. The results of recent surveys for ants on Staniel Cay, Exumas (and surrounding small cays) and the northeastern region of Andros are presented. These records are compiled with all previously published collection records of ants from the Bahamas into a single database. A list of all known Bahamian species is presented, in accord with current taxonomy. Distributions within the Bahamas are given, along with the status of each species with reference to its origin (endemic, native, or… 

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