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Cryptic species in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) revisited: we need a change in the alpha taxonomic approach

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:B. Seifert
Journal:Myrmecologische Nachrichten
Volume:12
Pagination:149-166
Date Published:September 2009,
Abstract:

Cryptic species are a major challenge for alpha-taxonomy in ants. Numeric morphology-based alpha taxonomy (NUMOBAT) is arguably the'backbone' of a testable intergative taxonomy, the deciding link to Zoological Nomenclature, the only usable method for DNA-degraded specimens & the only method to eaxime vouchers in which no damage is allowed.Anochetus misspelled Anochoetus.

Alternate Journal:Myrmecol. Nachr.
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