Mecyclothorax Sharp, 1903

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: 424

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Mecyclothorax Sharp, 1903
status

 

Mecyclothorax Sharp, 1903  

Mecyclothorax Sharp, 1903   , Fauna Hawaiiensis 3: 243, 1901–1910. Type species: Cyclothorax montivagus Blackburn, 1878   , by subsequent designation (Andrewes, 1939: 135).

Mecyclothorax   is the largest genus of the subtribe Mecyclothoracina   and is widely distributed in the Australian- Pacific area including Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Society Islands (mainly Tahiti), and Hawaiian Islands, but a few species also are known from Java (Louwerens, 1959) and one even from Mt. Kinabalu in northern Borneo (Baehr & Lorenz, 1999). In terms of species, the SocietY and Hawaiian Islands are most prolific, which is due to enormous, comparatively recent, taxonomic radiations on both volcanic island groups ( Liebherr, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011b, 2013, 2015; Perrault, 1978, 1992). No species have previously been recorded from Timor.

The specimens of Mecyclothorax   from Timor were sampled on a single high altitude massif in the western part of Timor Leste by means of pitfall traps and shaking grass tufts over a sheet, in open eucalypt woodland.All specimens were collected above 1800 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Mecyclothorax Sharp, 1903

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

Mecyclothorax timorensis

Baehr & Reid 2017
2017
Loc

Mecyclothorax

Sharp 1903
1903
Loc

Mecyclothorax

Sharp 1903
1903
Loc

Mecyclothorax

Sharp 1903
1903
Loc

Cyclothorax montivagus

Blackburn 1878
1878