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Proceratium google

Proceratium google, also known as the Google ant, was discovered in Madagascar by Brian L. Fisher, Associate Curator of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences. Fisher named the ant after the search engine Google, as a tribute to the usefulness of Google Earth in his research.[1][2] The ant has an oddly shaped abdomen, adapted for hunting its exclusive meal of spider eggs.

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  1. ^ Fisher, B. L. 2005. A new species of Discothyrea Roger from Mauritius and a new species of Proceratium Roger from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4)56:657-667. [2005-12-30] PDF 131285
  2. ^ Fisher, Brian L. (30 September 2005). "Ants unearthed with Google Earth". Google Official Blog. Google. Retrieved 30 September 2005. 

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