Areas harboring many small-ranged ant species in Asia

4 Aug 2022

This map highlights ant biodiversity centers in Asia—areas that harbor many ant species with small ranges. The different colors indicate how the importance of each region may change with future research around the globe. Red areas are predicted to decrease in importance, purple areas will remain among the most important regions even after more areas are studied, and blue indicates areas that should be targets for exploration as they are predicted to harbor hidden diversity. This is a modified version of a figure in the paper. This image appeared in the press release “New global map of ant biodiversity reveals areas that may hide undiscovered species”.

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