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Title: Living Fossils- Ant from Mars that Never Left Earth
Authors: Datta, Sukanya
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Martialis heureka is a new species of ant discovered in 2003 under leaf litter at the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária in Manaus, Brazil by Christian Rabeling, University of Texas, USA. The name Martialis heuraka means “Eureka ant from Mars.” This bizarre-looking ant is a blind, subterranean predator; pale in colour, 2-3 mm long with large, tweezer-shaped jaws.
Page(s): 55
ISSN: 0036-8512
Appears in Collections:SR Vol.47(09) [September 2010]

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