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  • Phil Ward, Bonny Blaimer and Brian Fisher have published a revised classification of the subfamily Formicinae, complete with a new tribal arrangement and a modification of Camponotus. In this new system Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex are considered to be full genera rather than part of Camponotus. This work is based on the recently published molecular phylogeny by Bonny Blaimer, Sean Brady, Ted Schultz, Michael Lloyd, Brian Fisher and Phil Ward.
  • Some AntWiki statistics: 25,335 content pages; 102,612 uploaded files; 413,050 total edits; 20.2 million total page views. Some Google Analytics statistics (for the last month): 16,872 sessions; 11,109 users; 58,368 pages views; 3.46 pages per session; 3:50 minutes average session duration; users are from (top 6 countries in order) USA, Australia, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, India; 42% are return visitors who view (on average) 5 pages and send 6:20 minutes. Content statistics: 405 genera, 15,179 species and subspecies, 419 identification keys and 255 regional taxon lists. AntWiki has been a great adventure and continues to exceed our expectations. A very sincere thanks to our dedicated editors and growing audience for helping us achieve our first 20 million page views, and we hope to continue to provide useful information on the world's most important group of animals, the ants.
Myrmecia brevinoda (large ant) & Carebara atoma (small ant) SEM.jpg Myrmecia brevinoda, one of the largest ants, together with one of the smallest, Carebara atoma, photographed using an electron microscope. One of the reasons ants are so successful is because of their great morphological diversity. This diversity also extends to their life history and ecology. These two species differ so greatly that they would likely not even recognise each other when they meet in northern Queensland, Australia, where they both occur. They would pass by without a second thought and certainly wouldn't realise that they are cousins!



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