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A Guide to the Genera
by Brian L. Fisher & Barry Bolton

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2016, 512 pages, 36 color plates with multiple photos, b/w drawings & maps throughout. Across the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions, ants are one of the most conspicuous and ecologically dominant animal groups. From driver ants to weaver ants, there are over 2,000 species in Africa alone and over 600 in Madagascar.

This comprehensive work introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. It features illustrated keys to subfamilies, separate keys to Afrotropical and Malagasy ant genera, and distribution maps. It also describes diagnostic characters, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in the regions.

This detailed guide is an essential tool for entomologists and myrmecologists working with and learning about this diverse population of Formicidae. Paperback; 7 x 10".

About the Authors:
Brian L. Fisher is curator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Barry Bolton was formerly a myrmecologist at the Natural History Museum, London (1971–2004). He is now retired from the museum and works as an independent researcher.

From a Review: - “Ants of Africa and Madagascar is a seminal contribution to ant classification, opening up the last and least explored of the three great tropical continental faunas. The opportunities it provides for ecology and sociobiology are immense.”—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

3841 Fisher, Ants of Africa and Madagascar

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