Ants not classified properly?

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harvesterant
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Ants not classified properly?

Post: # 58684Post harvesterant
Sat May 25, 2019 2:54 pm

Ants have an unusual classification where one genus can contain hundreds of species and there are 300 genera in the family Formicidae. When this is compared to mammals, they will have less than 10 species in a genus and less than 10 genera in a family, or there would be subfamilies to minimise the number of genera in one group.

Does this mean that ants are not properly classified and would be a good idea to change the current classification by adding subfamilies?

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