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Check list and species diversity of Ant population sampled from Ranchi district urban area (south), Jharkhand, India

Paritosh Kumara* & M. Prasadb
aDepartment of Zoology, Cooperative College, KU, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. bDepartment of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi. Jharkhand.

Received 12th December 2015: Revised 20th February. 2016

Abstract : The paper deals with the preliminary survey and documentation of different varieties of ant species population sampled from 16 different pockets of southern Ranchi encompassing the localities of Namkom. Ranchi-Tata roadside area till Palandu as well as Ghaghra. Ant population expected to be well diversified in terms of species richness and abundance has been sampled from Southern urban zones of Ranchi city situated at latitude and longitude of 8802’N – 2303’E & 22055’S – 880101E, having tropical characteristic. The results of application of these species diversity indices as information statistics tools for different ant species sampled have been discussed in this paper which can explain the causes of ant species diversity in this area in relation to other biotic and abiotic factors.

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