Barry Bolton

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Barry Bolton is an English myrmecologist, the world's leading expert on the classification, systematics, and taxonomy of ants, who long worked at the Natural History Museum (London). He is known especially for monographs on African and Asian ants and for three encyclopaedic global works, including the Identification Guide to Ant Genera (1994), a full catalogue of ant taxa (1995, updated in 2007), and a synopsis and classification (2003). Now retired, Bolton is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and Myrmecologist, Biodiversity Division, Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London.


In honor of B. Bolton called about 20 species of ants.


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