Rhytisternus Chaudoir, 1865

Baehr, Martin & Reid, Chris A. M., 2017, On a Collection of Carabidae from Timor Leste, with Descriptions of Nine New Species (Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae), Records of the Australian Museum 69 (6), pp. 421-450: 427

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1660

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5238157

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scientific name

Rhytisternus Chaudoir, 1865
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Rhytisternus Chaudoir, 1865  

Rhytisternus Chaudoir, 1865   : Essai sur les Féronides de l’Australie et de la Nouvelle-Zélande: 106. Type species: Feronia (Rhytisterna) liopleura Chaudoir, 1865   , by subsequent designation (Britton, 1940).

Diagnosis. Medium-sized to rather large species (in Pterostichini   ), characterized by bifid mental tooth, transversely striolate proepipleura, absence of the scutellary stria but presence of the scutellary pore on the elytra, usually incomplete striation of the elytra, absence of discal punctures and setae on the 3rd interval, and not transversely sulcate abdominal sterna. The latter character distinguishes the genus from the New Guinean genus Rhytiferonia Darlington, 1962   , that likewise possesses transversely striolate proepipleura.

The genus Rhytisternus   presently includes 24 described species that are distributed through the whole of Australia, but have not been recorded elsewhere (Moore et al., 1985, Lorenz, 2005). The genus has not been recently revised, therefore the actual number of species may be considerably larger. Several species of Rhytisternus   occur in the Northern Territory of Australia opposite the island of Timor. The genus is characterized by presence of several transverse strioles on the proepisternum, a character that is similarly present only in the New Guinean genus Rhytiferonia Darlington, 1962   which, however, probably is not very closely related to Rhytisternus Chaudoir ( Darlington, 1962)   (see discussion below).

In Australia, most species of Rhytisternus   have been sampled near water, at river banks and at or near the shores of lakes and lagoons, preferably if these are grown with some vegetation. The single species described in the present paper was collected in dwarf Eucalyptus   woodland with grass and moss at high altitudes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Rhytisternus Chaudoir, 1865

Baehr, Martin & Reid, Chris A. M. 2017
2017
Loc

Rhytisternus

Chaudoir 1865
1865
Loc

Feronia (Rhytisterna) liopleura

Chaudoir 1865
1865