Apristus Chaudoir, 1846

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 807-808

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.245.3416

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scientific name

Apristus Chaudoir, 1846
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Genus Apristus Chaudoir, 1846  

Apristus   Chaudoir [in Chaudoir and Hochhuth], 1846: 62. Type species: Apristus subaeneus   Chaudoir, 1846 by monotypy. Etymology (original). From the Greek a (absence) and prizos (saw-like), alluding to the smooth (i.e., not denticulate) tarsal claws (" crochets des tarses non dentelés ") of the adults [masculine].

Diversity.

About 60 species (Lorenz 2005: 472) in the Nearctic (13 species), Neotropical (five species in Middle America and the West Indies), Australian, Oriental, Palaearctic (27 species), and Afrotropical Regions.

Identification.

Casey (1920: 272-276) wrote a key to all but one ( Apristus latens   ) North American species. As usual his key is difficult to use. Ten of the current 13 species in North America have been described by Casey (1920) and only two ( Apristus constrictus   and Apristus pugetanus   ) have been study subsequently (Lindroth 1969a). A taxonomic revision of the genus is needed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Apristus Chaudoir, 1846

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Apristus

Chaudoir 1846
1846
Loc

Apristus subaeneus

Chaudoir 1846
1846