Mind the gap! Integrating taxonomic approaches to assess ant diversity at the southern extreme of the Atlantic Forest

  title={Mind the gap! Integrating taxonomic approaches to assess ant diversity at the southern extreme of the Atlantic Forest},
  author={Priscila Elena Hanisch and Pablo D Lavinia and Andrew V. Suarez and Dar{\'i}o A. Lijtmaer and Maurice Leponce and Carolina Ivon Paris and Pablo L. Tubaro},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={10451 - 10466}
Abstract Understanding patterns of species diversity relies on accurate taxonomy which can only be achieved by long‐term natural history research and the use of complementary information to establish species boundaries among cryptic taxa. We used DNA barcoding to characterize the ant diversity of Iguazú National Park (INP), a protected area of the Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest ecoregion, located at the southernmost extent of this forest. We assessed ant diversity using both cytochrome c oxidase… 

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