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Robertson M, Hawkes P (2019): FBIP: PRUANT and AFRC data mobilisation dataset 2018. v1.0. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=pruant&v=1.0
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Ant; Formicidae; Specimen
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-34.715, 17.587], North East [-12.419, 47.525]|
Some specimen identified to species level
|Start Date / End Date||2003-01-01 / 2017-05-25|
Records added to the PRUAT and AFRC ant collection database during the FBIP-funded project entitled "Digitisation of ant collections" carried out as a collabrative project between Mark Robertson (University of Pretoria) and Peter Hawkes (AfriBugs)
|Title||PRUANT and AFRC data mobilisation dataset 2018|
|Funding||Funding from Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)|
|Study Area Description||Southern Africa|
The personnel involved in the project:
Samples were obtained mainly during research projects by postgraduate students, long-term Sani Pass project, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity surveys carried out during the course of contractual work by AfriBugs and ad hoc collections by various persons in their individual capacity.
|Study Extent||Southern Africa|
Method step description:
- Data was obtained mainly from project-specific sample processing datasheets and specimen labels from material in the PRUANT nad AFRC ant collection, housed in the Department of Zoology and Entomolgy at University of Pretoria and AfriBug