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Volume 2013, Article ID 736939, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/736939
Review Article

Evaluating Alpha and Beta Taxonomy in Ant-Nest Beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussini)

1Water Ecology Team, Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126 Milan, Italy
2Azorean Biodiversity Group (ABG, CITA-A) and Portuguese Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability (PEERS), University of the Azores, Rua Capitão João de Àvila, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
3Department of Sciences, University of Roma Tre, Viale G. Marconi 446, 00146 Rome, Italy

Received 7 March 2013; Accepted 24 April 2013

Academic Editor: Alain Lenoir

Copyright © 2013 Simone Fattorini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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