Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary (undisturbed, March 2010, pitfall traps)
Basic information
Sample name: Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary (undisturbed, March 2010, pitfall traps)

Reference: N. B. Patkar and R. J. Chavan. 2014. Diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from undisturbed and disturbed habitats of Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary, (M. S.), India. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research 3(12):398-401 [ER 1160]
Geography
Country: India
State: Maharashtra

Coordinate: 18° 21' 0" N, 75° 11' 38" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in Ahmednagar and Solapur district"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 30.1
CMT: 20.7
MAP: 625.0
Habitat comments: "Southern tropical thorn forest... Human activities are nearly nil from this area"
climate data are for the Ahmednagar weather station and are from Bisen and Bhagat (2013)
Methods
Life forms: ants
Sites: 3
Sampling methods: quadrat, pitfall traps
Sample size: 205
Nets or traps: 15
Sampling comments: in the undisturbed area "Three different plots of 110 hectare (Nannaj), 100 hectare (Nannaj) and 50 hectare (Mardi) were selected... At least one pit-fall trap were placed in each of the five randomly chosen 20m x 20m quadrates of one hectare plot at each site... The traps were set up between 15.00 and 17.00 hrs and were collected after 48 hrs" (number of sampling attempts is unclear)
Metadata
Sample: 1686
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-05 16:42:24
Modified: 2015-10-04 15:03:52
Abundance distribution
17 species
0 singletons
total count 205
Fisher's α: 4.402
geometric series k: 0.8608
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9226
Shannon's H: 2.6638
Good's u: 1.0000
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