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Shattuck, S.O.

Year: 2010


Heterick, B.E. 2009: A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 13

Pages: 114

Type of contribution: Book Review

Supplementary material: No


Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206; ISBN: 978-1-920843-43-4, ISSN: 0303 122X, Price: Aud 49.95 Dr. Steven O. Shattuck, Csiro Entomology, P.O. Box 1700, Canberra, Act 2601, Australia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Myrmecol. News 13: 114 (online 25 February 2010) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 23 February 2010; accepted 23 February 2010 The south-western corner of Western Australia is a wellknown biodiversity hotspot of global importance, being exceptionally rich in taxa as well as containing a large number of endemic species. Ants are no exception to this, with the region containing twelve of Australia's thirteen ant subfamilies, approximately 61 of the 100 known Australian genera and approximately 350 described species (plus approximately 150 known but undescribed species). This compares well with the geographically much larger North American continent and exceeds similar sized areas in Europe. It is a truly exceptional area biologically, and Brian HETERICK's Guide places…

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Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500