Agonum Bonelli, 1810,

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 746

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scientific name

Agonum Bonelli, 1810
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Genus Agonum Bonelli, 1810 

Agonum  Bonelli, 1810: Tabula Synoptica. Type species: Carabus marginatus  Linnaeus, 1758 designated by Curtis (1827: plate 183). Etymology. Uncertain, possibly from the Greek a (without) and gonia (angle), alluding to the rounded posterior angles of the pronotum (" th [orax] ... angulis baseos rotundatis ") of the adult or from the Greek agonos (barren), or from the Greek agon, - os (contest, struggle) [neuter].

Amolyntus  Gistel, 1848a: viii. Unnecessary replacement name for Agonum  Bonelli, 1810.

Agonothorax  Motschulsky, 1850a: 67. Unnecessary replacement name for Agonum  Bonelli, 1810.

Diversity.

About 130 species (Liebherr and Schmidt 2004: 202-203) in the Nearctic (72 species, one adventive), Neotropical (15 species in Middle America, all but two shared with North America), Palaearctic (63 species, of which seven are Holarctic), and Afrotropical (three endemic species) Regions. The species are arrayed in four subgenera, following Liebherr and Schmidt (2004): Europhilus  , Platynomicrus  , Agonum  s.str., and Olisares  , all represented in North America. All other subgenera of Agonum  listed in Lorenz (2005: 411-412) have been excluded by Liebherr and Schmidt (2004: 152) as most of them "are most likely evolutionary affiliates of the highly diverse and taxonomically confused Platynus  -" Colpodes  " group of genera." About 50 species are left unplaced in Lorenz (2005: 412) and some of them may belong to Agonum  .

Identification.

Liebherr (1994) published a key to all species found in the Western Hemisphere as well as a review of the Middle American species. Lindroth (1966, 1969a) covered all North American species except Agonum anthracinum  Dejean, Agonum cyanopis  Bates, Agonum elongatulum  Dejean, Agonum extimum  Liebherr, Agonum muiri  Liebherr, Agonum pacificum  Casey, and Agonum parextimum  Liebherr.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Agonum Bonelli, 1810

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Agonothorax

Motschoulsky 1850
1850
Loc

Amolyntus

Gistel 1848
1848
Loc

Agonum

Bonelli 1810
1810
Loc

Agonum

Bonelli 1810
1810
Loc

Agonum

Bonelli 1810
1810