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Taxonomic Inventory of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Jammu and Kashmir State

  • Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo
  • Shahid Ali Akbar
  • Ulfat Jan
  • Ghulam Mustafa Shah
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Part of the Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation book series (TOBC, volume 18)

Abstract

This chapter presents the first ever taxonomic inventory of ant species recorded from the Jammu and Kashmir State. The inventory is based on relevant scientific literature and museum collections, combined with data obtained from the field surveys since 2008. In total, there are 198 ant taxa (species and subspecies) representing 54 genera in 7 subfamilies recorded from Jammu and Kashmir. Looking ahead, the study clearly highlights that much research efforts are required to document the unknown ant diversity of this Himalayan region.

Keywords

Ants Formicidae Hymenoptera Distribution Jammu and Kashmir State 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Sincere thanks are due to Dr. Irfan Gul for providing the distributional records of some unpublished taxa in Jammu and Kashmir. We are also thankful to AntWeb (www.antweb.org), AntMaps (www.antmaps.org) and AntWiki (www.antwiki.org) for their immensely useful work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo
    • 1
  • Shahid Ali Akbar
    • 2
  • Ulfat Jan
    • 3
  • Ghulam Mustafa Shah
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyGovernment Degree CollegeShopianIndia
  2. 2.Division of Plant Protection, Department of EntomologyCentral Institute of Temperate HorticultureSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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