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PHEIDOLE WORKING GROUP


Taxonomic Catalogue
Character Set
Keys to Species
Notices

New 22 August 2009 versions of Catalogue and Key have been posted!

Participants and related websites

Himender Bharti, Department of Zoology, Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab, India, 147002. www.antdiversityindia.com

Stefan Cover, The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Lloyd Davis, 3920 NW 36th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA. ants@gru.net

Katsuyuki Eguchi, Dept. of International Health, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan. home page.

Fernando Fernandez, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Georg Fischer, PhD student - BIOTA East Africa, Systematic Zoology, University of Bonn, c/o Zoological Research Museum Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Georg.Fischer@gmx.de. See also Francisco Hita Garcia (PhD student; taxonomy) and Susanne Maurer (Msc student; barcoding).

Brian L. Fisher, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA. AntWeb.

Francisco Hita García, PhD student - BIOTA East Africa, Systematic Zoology, University of Bonn, c/o Zoological Research Museum Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany. See also Georg Fischer.

Roberto José Guerrero Flórez, Grupo de Investigación en Insectos Neotropicales, Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia.

Ming Huang, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 85718. mhuang@ag.arizona.edu

Mike Kaspari, Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Kaspari Lab.

John LaPolla, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA. Home page.

John T. (Jack) Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA. Home page.

Susanne Maurer, Msc student - BIOTA East Africa, Systematic Zoology, University of Bonn, c/o Zoological Research Museum Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany. See also Georg Fischer.

Amy Mertl, Boston University Biology Department, Boston, MA, USA. Home Page.

Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA. Home page.

Marcio Pie, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Home page.

Kari Ryder, Boston University Biology Department, Boston, MA, USA. Home page.

Ted Schultz, U. S. National Museum, Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA. Home page.

Marc A. Seid, Laboratory of Behavior and Evolutionary Neuroscience, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 0843-03092, Panamá, República de Panamá

Jeffery Sosa-Calvo, U. S. National Museum, Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA. Home page.

Phil Ward, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, USA. Home page.

Diana Wheeler, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 85718. dewsants@ag.arizona.edu

E. O. Wilson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Brian Taylor's Pheidole of Africa website.

Brian Taylor's Pheidole of Egypt website.

Brian Taylor's notes on Pheidole smythiesii from Iran.


Notices

Marcio Pie, 10 Mar 2010

Dear fellow Pheidologists,

I had an idea in a conversation with Hamish Robertson when I attended the ant course in 2003, but I only had the chance to implement it now. The idea is to have a tool that would take measurements from an unidentified Pheidole species and then provide a diagram with it’s position among morphologically similar Pheidole species. One could then look up the diagnostic features of the closest hits.

I’m not sure how well this would work, so I’d appreciate your help in testing this little program I wrote. All I need is to have standard measurements in mm (HW, HL, SL, EL, PW) of majors and minors. At this point, I only have the species in Wilson (2003). You don’t need to tell me the species, since this should be a blind “experiment”. Later on, I’m planning to test if including less characters would compromise the obtained results.

Looking forward to your contributions,

Marcio R. Pie, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Parana, C.P. 19020, 81531-980 Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Phone: +55(41)3361-1558


NSF Acknowledgement and Disclaimer

This web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation grant DEB-0640015 to John Longino, Robert Anderson, and Phil Ward.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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Last modified: 16 March 2010