Craspedophorus Hope, 1838,

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 3. Revision of the Craspedophorus strachani and C. brevicollis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4330 (1), pp. 1-67: 41

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Craspedophorus Hope, 1838
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Key to species groups of Craspedophorus Hope, 1838 

(Afrotropical region)

1 Terminal labial palpomere (mainly in males) weakly dilated, elongated, more or less kidney-shaped. If male terminal palpom- ere is strongly dilated and not too elongated, then pronotum is cordiform, with lateral margins strongly sinuate posteriorly.......................................................................................................2

- Terminal labial palpomere in males strongly dilated, more triangular, securiform........................................................................................ ( Epicosmus Chaudoir, 1879  ) species groups not included here.

2 Antennae long and moderately dilated, mainly in intermediate antennomeres.... C. regalis  species group ( Häckel 2017: 214)

- Antennae slender, antennomeres not dilated.................................................................3

3 Metepisterna rhombiform, approximately as long as wide ( Plate 4View PLATE 4, Figs 31b, 33b, c).............. C. strachani  group nov.

- Metepisterna trapeziform, longer than wide, proximally wider than distally........................................4

4 Ventrites not crenulated anteriorly. ... C. reflexus  species group ( Häckel 2016: 506, 2017: 223)......................................................................................... C. leprieuri  species group ( Häckel 2017: 203)

- Ventrites distinctly or strongly crenulated anteriorly ( Plate 4View PLATE 4, Figs 28–30, 31a)........... C. brevicollis  species group nov.