World Ant Taxonomists
Over the last 250 years, approximately 982 taxonomists have authored or co-authored at least one taxonomic paper which has included descriptions or taxonomic name changes within the Formicidae. Barry Bolton has continued to update Bolton' Synopsis of the Formicidae and the Catalogue of the Ants of the World. These two important resources provide the basis for this list of authors. The last update is July 1, 2011.
We have created a separate AntWiki page for each author by including an image if available, a brief biographical note, a brief summary of their ant taxonomic contributions and a list of their ant taxonomic publications. A reference section includes supporting documents. When PDF reprints become available, we will link these papers to each reference. At the moment we have linked over 4,000 PDF documents. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, please submit images and text to AntWiki.