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Materials and Methods

John E. Lattke

in A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780520098442
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098442.003.0002
Materials and Methods

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Specimens of Gnamptogenys Roger were examined or deposited in various collections, including the American Museum of Natural History (New York, New York); the Australian National Insect Collection, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Canberra, Australia); The Natural History Museum (London, England); the California Academy of Sciences Collection (San Francisco, California); the Forestry Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Forestry (Beijing, China); and the Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium). Most morphological measurements were made using a Wild stereoscope with a Nikon double-axis positioning stage wired to an Autometronics dual-axis digital readout. A set of characters rarely used in ant taxonomy was found on the prosternum. This chapter also describes the morphology, phylogenetics, characters, and species accounts of Gnamptogenys Roger.

Keywords: Gnamptogenys Roger; specimens; measurements; taxonomy; prosternum; morphology; phylogenetics; species accounts

Chapter.  4861 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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