Notes on the Remarkable Karyology of the Primitive Ant Nothomyrmecia Macrops, and of the Related Genus Myrmecia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Hirotami T. Imai, Robert W. Taylor, Kazuo Ogata, Masao Kubota, Masayasu Y. Wada

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Abstract

Chromosome numbers in the related Australian ant genera Nothomyrmecia and Myrmecia cover the whole range for the Order Hymenoptera (Myrmecia 2n=2–84, Nothomyrmecia 2n=94), and much of that for Phylum Arthropoda. Karyological statistics for these and other ants are reviewed. Myrrnecia appears to be the most karyologically diverse of all investigated animal genera, and the Formicidae one of the most diverse of all animal families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalPsyche (New York)
Volume97
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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