A revision of the Australian odacanthine ground beetles, including checklists for Australia and the Papuan subregion (Insects: Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Title

A revision of the Australian odacanthine ground beetles, including checklists for Australia and the Papuan subregion (Insects: Coleoptera: Carabidae) (1134 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Baehr, M.

Citation

Baehr, M. 2005 01 10: A revision of the Australian odacanthine ground beetles, including checklists for Australia and the Papuan subregion (Insects: Coleoptera: Carabidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 50(2): 133-194. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835.

Date published

10 January 2005

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1082/j.2204-1478.50-2.2005.2005.04 (1134 KB) pdf document icon

Keywords

Coleoptera, Carabidae, Odacanthinae, Australia, New Guinea, checklists

Abstract

The Australian Odacanthinae are revised, except for Giachinoana Baehr, Ophionea Klug (= Casnoidea Castelnau), Porocara Sloane, Renneria Baehr, and the brunnea-group of Dicraspeda Chaudoir. New species taxa described are: Archicolliuris occipitalis, A. splendissimus, Clarencia breviceps, Deipyrus inops, Eudalia atrata, E. femorata, E. latipennis interioris subsp. nov., E. minor, E. obliquiceps punctifrons subsp. nov., E. obliquiceps tozeria subsp. nov., E. punctipennis, E. reticulata, Gestroania setipennis, G. storeyi, Myrmecodemus lucai and M. pilosellus. Clarenica angusticollis (Macleay) and Eudalia waterhousei Castelnau are raised from synonymy to full specific status. Eudalia froggatti Macleay is moved to Gestroania Liebke. Neoeudalia gen. nov., is erected for Eudalia nigra Sloane. Myrmecodemus (Trichodemus) subgen. nov., is erected for Myrmecodemus pilosellus sp. nov. To stabilise nomenclature, lectotypes, and associated paralectotypes, are designated for the following taxa: Anasis howittii Castelnau, Clarencia angusticollis (Macleay), C. australis (Chaudoir), C. clarensii (Castelnau), Deipyrus palustris (Sloane), Dicraspeda brunneipennis (Sloane), D. obscura (Castelnau), Eudalia castelnaui Sloane, E. latipennis latipennis (Macleay), E. waterhousei Castelnau, Gestroania froggatti (Macleay), Myrmecodemus formicoides (Sloane), M. globulicollis (Macleay), and M. riverinae (Sloane). A neotype is designated for Neoeudalia nigra (Sloane). Notes are provided about species for which new material or information is at hand. A key to genera of Odacanthinae currently recorded from Australia is provided. Keys are also provided for the Australian species of Archicolliuris Liebke, Clarencia Sloane, Deipyrus Liebke, Dicraspeda Chaudoir, Eudalia Castelnau, Gestroania Liebke, Myrmecodemus Sloane, Ophionea Klug, and Porocara Sloane. Checklists are provided of all odacanthine species recorded from Australia and the Papuan subregion, with some information about distribution. Representatives of all Australian genera and all new taxa described in this paper are figured.