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A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Andorra
Bernadou, Abel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)
Fourcassié, Vincent (Centre national de la recherche scientifique. Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale)
Espadaler, Xavier, dir. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)

Date: 2013
Abstract: Within the last decade, checklists of the ant fauna of several European countries have been published or updated. Nevertheless, no ant checklists have hitherto been published for the principality of Andorra, a small landlocked country located in the eastern part of the Pyrenees. This work presents a critical list of the ant species of Andorra based on a review of the literature and on the biological material we collected during several field campaigns conducted in Andorra since the year 2005. Seventy-five species belonging to 21 genera of were recorded. Nine species were recorded for the first time in Andorra: Aphaenogaster gibbosa (Latreille, 1798), (Olivier, 1792), (Leach, 1825), Nylander, 1846, Seifert, 1992, Forel, 1895, (Bondroit, 1918), (Forel, 1894), (Mayr, 1855). The most speciose genera were Linnaeus, 1758 and Forel, 1890 with 14 and 12 species, respectively. The ant fauna of Andorra is mostly dominated by Central European species (some are typical cold climate specialists); however species belonging to the Mediterranean ant fauna were also found. This can be explained by the particular geographic situation of Andorra which is characterized by a high mountain Mediterranean climate.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CGL2010-18182
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Hymenoptera ; Formicidae ; Checklist ; New records ; Andorra ; Pyrenees
Published in: ZooKeys, Issue 277 (March 2013) , p. 13-23, ISSN 1313-2970

PMID: 23794821
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.277.4684

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