Cymindis (Tarulus), Bedel, 1906,

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 796

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scientific name

Cymindis (Tarulus)
status

 

Subgenus Tarulus Bedel, 1906 

Tarulus  Bedel, 1906: 253. Type species: Tarus zargoides  Wollaston, 1863 by monotypy. Etymology. From the generic name Tarus  [q.v.] and the Latin suffix - ulus (small, little) [masculine].

Diversity.

Twenty-one species in North America (16 species, one of them Holarctic), Mexico (two species shared with North America), Eurasia (two species, one endemic to eastern Asia), and North Africa (four endemic species).

Identification.

Lindroth (1969a) reviewed all North American species. Since then, one Palaearctic species ( Coptodera vaporariorum  ) has been found to occur naturally also in North America. Shpeley and Ball (1999: 420-421) published an emendation to Lindroth’s (1969a: 1072-1073) key of Cymindis  to incorporate Coptodera vaporariorum  and commented on the structural differences to separate that species from Coptodera unicolor  which is most similar externally.

Taxonomic Note.

Lorenz (2005) listed all Nearctic species in the subgenus Cymindis  s.str. However, Lindroth (1969a: 1070) noted that the North American species belong to the subgenus Tarulus  , to which Coptodera vaporariorum  is included.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Cymindis

Loc

Cymindis (Tarulus)

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Tarulus

Bedel 1906
1906
Loc

Tarus zargoides

Wollaston 1863
1863