oa Madoqua - Checklist, biological notes and distribution of ants in the central Namib Desert
|Article Title||Checklist, biological notes and distribution of ants in the central Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Desert Ecological Research Unit, Walvis Bay, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1986|
|Pages||333 - 344|
|Keyword(s)||Acantholepis, Anoplolepis, Camponotus, Crematogaster, Ecological convergence, Ecology of terrestrial habitats, Group foragers, Insects, Messor, Monomoriurn, Morphological features, Ocymyrmex, Perennial vegetation, Pheidole, Seeds, Taxonomic composition, Tetramorium and Tetraponera|
Thirty-six species of ant were collected in the central Namib Desert. South West Africa/Namibia during the period 1981 to 1985. The ant fauna was dominated by the Myrmicinae, comprising 29 species, followed by the Formicinae, comprising six species and the Pseudomyrmecinae with one species. The majority of ant species occurred on the gravel plains.
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