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A taxonomic revision of the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Hispaniola

Johnson, Robert A.; Cover, Stefan P.

Johnson, Robert A., Cover, Stefan P. (2015): A taxonomic revision of the seed-harvester ant genus Pogonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Hispaniola. Zootaxa 3972 (2): 231-249, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3972.2.5
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