DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ANTS IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON BASIN
Using records from 1817 to 2024 in published and unpublished sources, we recorded, in total, 1,140 ant species in 106 genera and 12 subfamilies. We determined huge gaps in knowledge, sampling biases mainly explained by differences in roads, as well as clusters of records in localities near major scientific institutions or large infrastructure projects. All together, these drivers have determined how biodiversity surveys were performed and are biased snapshots that we have about ant biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon.
GOALS FOR THE COMING YEARS
We will keep the ants of Amazonia database updated by continuously incorporating data from the published scientific literature (i.e., newer than 2024), as well in collaboration with SCIANTS partners. Our goals for the next five years (i.e., 2021 - 2026) are to focus on hundreds of samples collected by our team in Eastern Amazon between 2013-2024, and strengthen the ant collection from these sites. We hope in the next coming years to gain a better understanding of the spatial distribution of the ant biodiversity in Eastern Amazon, as well as incorporate data from other areas as they become available.
YOU CAN FIND HERE THE LIST OF SPECIES KNOWN IN THE STATE OF PARÁ
This list will be continuously updated as long as our samples are processed.