Bolton, Barry

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

From 1971 to 2004 Barry Bolton was the ant taxonomist in the Department of Entomology at the British Museum (Natural History), later renamed as The Natural History Museum, London. Since retirement in 2004 he has remained a Scientific Associate of the Museum and continues his taxonomic studies in peace and quiet.

ANT TAXONOMY

Bolton’s taxonomic work has ranged across the entire family Formicidae and consists mostly of taxonomic revisions of whole genera or higher taxa, either on a world basis or focused upon particular zoogeographical regions. He has also made contributions to ant morphology, systematics, phylogeny and biodiversity, and has produced a number of synoptic surveys, including the Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World (1994), the New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World (1995) and the Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae (2003). His revision of the world Dacetini (2000), constructed together with Steve Shattuck and Brian Fisher, contains the greatest number of new species yet described in a single publication on ants (454). This huge total merely gives an indication of the enormous number of ant species that may remain to be discovered in groups that have not previously been investigated in detail.

Primary location of author's collection: The Natural History Museum.

PUBLICATIONS

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