Moriomorphini, Sloane, 1890

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0622726F-CAC8-4816-B6B7-2DF2E8BDDA50

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D1658794-EF67-FF8F-BB8F-FF37FEF3FC2B

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Moriomorphini
status

 

Tribe Moriomorphini   , subtribe

Mecyclothoracina  

Moriomorphini   is one of the largest tribes of subfamily Psydrinae   , a polyphyletic group in the traditional sense which has been split up (Baehr, 1999; Bouchard et al., 2011; Liebherr 2011b). Moriomorphini   is a diverse group of carabid beetles in terms of morphology and ecology. These beetles live in leaf litter on the ground in lowland and montane forest and on or under bark of various trees in forest, woodland, and even fairly dry country ( Baehr, 2003a, 2005, 2007), but also in moss and other epiphytes in rain forest. With respect to subgroups and to morphology, Moriomorphini   and other psydrine Carabidae   are most diverse in Australia ( Moore, 1963; Moore et al., 1987; Baehr, 1999) and many groups are distributed in cool or even cold temperate habitats in Australia, New Zealand, southern South America, and on a number of subantarctic islands. Some groups, however, have invaded tropical, usually montane, regions, for example in North Queensland, New Guinea, and some Pacific islands, where they have undergone remarkable taxonomic radiations ( Baehr, 1995a, 1999, 2003a, 2005; Liebherr, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011a, 2013, 2015; Liebherr & Marris 2008; Moore, 1984; Moore et al., 1987; Perrault, 1978, 1992). Very few species occur in Africa, the southern Oriental Region and the Holarctic Region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Moriomorphini

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

Moriomorphini

Sloane 1890
1890
Loc

Moriomorphini

Sloane 1890
1890
Loc

Moriomorphini

Sloane 1890
1890
Loc

Psydrinae

LeConte 1853
1853
Loc

Carabidae

Latreille 1802
1802