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Science  04 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5616, pp. 57-58
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084090

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Pheidole in the New World A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus. By E. O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003. 804 pp. and CD-ROM. $125, £85.95. ISBN 0-674-00293-8.

In a taxonomic monograph that caps more than 20 years of work, Wilson covers all 624 known species belonging to the most abundant and diverse genus of ants in the New World.