THE naming of the different species of ants and their classification into genera, tribes, sub-families, etc., is but an artifice, a mere convenience, although an all-important one if we are to dispose of our knowledge of myrmecology to the best advantage. In fact, to-day, a knowledge of formicid nomenclature is essential to anyone wishing to make a reasonable acquaintance with myrmecology.
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MORLEY, B. Classification of Ants. Nature 153, 321–322 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153321b0