Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera

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University of California Press, Nov 2, 2007 - Nature - 194 pages
"In this enormously useful book, a profound need is met by a profound contribution, the first such comprehensive work in over fifty years. While brief, Ants of North America is the distillation of a vast amount of study and practice. It is a joy to browse and read, and will have an important impact on the study of ants."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

"Two of the most prolific ant faunists have produced a marvelous taxonomic guide to the ant genera of North America. The keys and genus descriptions are succinct and easy to read, the illustrations superb. This book is a must for entomologists, ecologists, and particularly all who study ants."—Bert Hölldobler, Foundation Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

"This book represents a bold advance in the study of North American ants. It provides, for the first time, an accessible and lavishly illustrated guide to all the ant genera occurring in the United States and Canada. It will greatly enhance both public interest in ants and scientific investigation of their ecology, behavior and evolution."—Philip S. Ward, Department of Entomology and Center for Population Biology, University of California at Davis
 

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Contents

Subfamily Descriptions
54
Ant Genera of North America by Subfamily
155
Identification References
175

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About the author (2007)

Brian L. Fisher is Associate Curator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Stefan P. Cover is Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

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