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A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World

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"A name is forever, or at least as long as taxonomy continues," Barry Bolton writes, and here are all the names, antique and modern, of all the ants that are or ever were--from the arctic to the tropical, the fossilized to the living, the mislabeled to the newly christened members of the family Formicidae. For every name that has ever been applied to ants, the book supplies a history and an account of current usage, together with a fully documented indication of the present-day classification. Its comprehensive bibliography provides references to original description, synonymy, homonymy, changes in rank, status, and availability, and alterations in generic status.

Organized by family group, genus group, and species group, this meticulously detailed but easily used volume is the ultimate resource for myrmecology. Along with Bolton's Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World, it will be the essential reference for anyone, expert or amateur, with an interest in ants.

Book News Annotation:

Taxonomists need access to the relevant decisions made in the past in order to assess them and avoid transmitting errors and misinterpretations; catalogues serve to show this information at a glance. This volume attempts to catalogue all the ants of the world, including the fossil forms, since 1893. (The ant volumes in the authoritative Genera Insectorum series were published between 1910 and 1925, and much has happened in myrmecology since then, making that series outdated for modern needs.) Each entry provides a taxonomic history of the name in question and records all changes of combination and status as well as indications of synonymy and homonymy.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Barry Bolton, now retired, is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and Myrmecologist, Biodiversity Division, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, London.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Checklist of Fossil Taxa

Catalogue of Family-Group (Suprageneric) Taxa

Catalogue of Genus-Group Taxa

Catalogue of Species-Group Taxa

References

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674615144
Author:
Bolton, Barry
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Ants
Subject:
Classification
Subject:
Insects, fossil
Subject:
Ants, Fossil -- Classification.
Subject:
Ants, Fossil
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 428-504.
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
19951220
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 halftones
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in 4.3 lb

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