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TitleTwo new phragmotic ant species from Africa: morphology and next-generation sequencing solve a caste association problem in the genus Carebara Westwood
Study TypeOther
Abstract Phragmotic or "door head" ants have evolved independently in several ant genera across the world, but in Africa only one case has been documented until now. Carebara elmenteitae (Patrizi) is known only from a single phragmotic major worker collected from sifted leaf-litter near Lake Elmenteita in Ke .. [more]
Description Phragmotic or "door head" ants have evolved independently in several ant genera across the world, but in Africa only one case has been documented until now. Carebara elmenteitae (Patrizi) is known only from a single phragmotic major worker collected from sifted leaf-litter near Lake Elmenteita in Ke .. [more]
Center NameOIST