Elaphropus Motschulsky, 1839

Boyd, Olivia F. & Erwin, Terry L., 2016, Taxonomic review of New World Tachyina (Coleoptera, Carabidae): descriptions of new genera, subgenera, and species, with an updated key to the subtribe in the Americas, ZooKeys 626, pp. 87-123: 97

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Elaphropus Motschulsky, 1839


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Elaphropus Motschulsky, 1839 

Type species.

Elaphropus caraboides  Motschulsky, 1862.


Mentum lacking foveae; claws simple; prosternum glabrous; elytron with 2 to 8 visible interneurs, complete or not, and variable in form; i8 impressed entirely or effaced at midpoint or visible only near apex; ARG short, straight or medially arcuate or if elongate and parallel to elytral margin, not recurved anteriorly.