Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oldest LIving lineage of ants discovered in Amazon

A new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant discovered in the Amazon rain forest by University of Texas at Austin evolutionary biologist Christian Rabeling. It belongs to the first new subfamily of living ants discovered since 1923, and is a descendant of one of the first ant lineages to evolve over 120 million years ago

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