X-Ray microtomography for ant taxonomy: An exploration and case study with two new Terataner (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) species from Madagascar

@article{Garcia2017XRayMF,
  title={X-Ray microtomography for ant taxonomy: An exploration and case study with two new Terataner (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) species from Madagascar},
  author={Francisco Hita Garcia and Georg Fischer and C. Liu and Tracy Lynn Audisio and G. Alpert and B. Fisher and E. Economo},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2017},
  volume={12}
}
  • Francisco Hita Garcia, Georg Fischer, +4 authors E. Economo
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • We explore the potential of x-ray micro computed tomography (μCT) for the field of ant taxonomy by using it to enhance the descriptions of two remarkable new species of the ant genus Terataner: T. balrog sp. n. and T. nymeria sp. n.. We provide an illustrated worker-based species identification key for all species found on Madagascar, as well as detailed taxonomic descriptions, which include diagnoses, discussions, measurements, natural history data, high-quality montage images and distribution… CONTINUE READING
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