Ants on swollen-thorn acacias: species coexistence in a simple system

@article{Young1996AntsOS,
  title={Ants on swollen-thorn acacias: species coexistence in a simple system},
  author={T. Young and C. H. Stubblefield and L. Isbell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1996},
  volume={109},
  pages={98-107}
}
Abstract On the black cotton soils of the Laikipia ecosystem in Kenya, two swollen-thorn acacia species support nine ant species, four of which are apparently obligate plant-ants. Among the ants, there are five species of Crematogaster, two species of Camponotus, and one each of Tetraponera and Lepisota. Acacia drepanolobium is host to four ant species that are both common and mutually exclusive. These four ant species, and an additional non-exclusive ant species, tend to occur on trees of… Expand
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