Ant family tree constructed: Confirms date of evolutionary origin, underscores importance of Neotropics

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 13:20 in Biology & Nature

Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the higher species numbers in the tropics, but these hypotheses have never been tested for the ants, which are one of the most ecologically and numerically dominant groups of animals on the planet. New research is helping answer these questions.

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