Fossil evidence for the early ant evolution

@article{Perrichot2007FossilEF,
  title={Fossil evidence for the early ant evolution},
  author={Vincent Perrichot and S. Lacau and D. N{\'e}raudeau and A. Nel},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2007},
  volume={95},
  pages={85-90}
}
  • Vincent Perrichot, S. Lacau, +1 author A. Nel
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Ants are one of the most studied insects in the world; and the literature devoted to their origin and evolution, systematics, ecology, or interactions with plants, fungi and other organisms is prolific. However, no consensus yet exists on the age estimate of the first Formicidae or on the origin of their eusociality. We review the fossil and biogeographical record of all known Cretaceous ants. We discuss the possible origin of the Formicidae with emphasis on the most primitive subfamily… CONTINUE READING
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