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1 June 2014 Identifying the Regions of Texas Under Sampled for Myrmecofauna
Danny L. McDonald, Ross B. Messer, Jerry L. Cook
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O'Keefe et al. (2000) listed 291 ant species in Texas. We visually summarized the distribution of known myrmecofauna across Texas to identify counties and ecoregions that are under-surveyed. The mean number of documented species of ants per county was 16.7 ± 15.9. Counties in the Trans-Pecos ecoregion had the greatest known myrmecofaunal diversity. Most counties in the Piney Woods and the Oak Woods and Prairies ecoregions are probably under-surveyed, and are recommended for sampling priority. This study serves as a guide for future myrmecofaunal surveying efforts and introduces a collaborative project known as the Ants of Texas (AoT).

Danny L. McDonald, Ross B. Messer, and Jerry L. Cook "Identifying the Regions of Texas Under Sampled for Myrmecofauna," Southwestern Entomologist 39(2), 207-213, (1 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.039.0201
Published: 1 June 2014
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