Downloadable Data

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AntWiki has a wealth of data scattered across its 27,048 articles. While this is great for exploring ants one at a time, sometimes it's better to download a copy and see everything at once. AntWiki can help by providing downloadable data. These data are either PDFs (for Barry Bolton's Synopsis and New General Catalogue) or text files that can be opened using Excel or a database program.

New General Catalogue

Barry Bolton, author of the New General Catalogue

Barry Bolton continues to revise both the Synopsis and New General Catalogue and updated versions are made available regularly. Together these form a single compendium of all taxonomic decisions for ants worldwide, both living and fossil.

Taxon Data

Lists of taxon names are available for genera and species, both living and fossil. These can be downloaded as CSV files which can be opened using a spreadsheet program such as Excel or imported into a database package.

To download these files right-click the link, save the file and open it with Excel or another program. The files are tab-delimited text files with the first row containing column names.

Genera

Species

Fossils

Distribution Data

Distrubtion of Acropyga based on World Distribution Data.

Distribution data is recorded using two system. The first is by compiling regional taxon lists. These lists are primarily for countries, but also include major islands (such as New Guinea and Borneo) and other regions of special interest. There are currently just over 250 of these lists. The second system is based on countries and states/provinces. These data are used to generate distribution maps.

To download these files right-click the link, save the file and open it with Excel or another program. The files are tab-delimited text files with the first row containing column names.