Anomotarus illawarrae, copyright Tony D.

Belongs within: Lebiini.

Anomotarus is a genus of ground beetles found in Asia and Australasia, characterised by more or less securiform male labial palpi, rather projected eyes, fourth tarsomeres that are not widened or excised, and denticulate tarsal claws.

<==Anomotarus Chaudoir 1875LM87
    |  i. s.: A. nitidiorGWW10
    |         A. nubilusGWW10
    |--A. (Anomotarus) [incl. Uvea Fauvel 1881]LM87
    |    |--*A. (A.) olivaceus Chaudoir 1875LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) crudelis (Newman 1840)LM87 [=Dromius crudelisLM87, Phloeocarabus crudelisB90]
    |    |--A. (A.) discofoveatus Moore 1985LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) humeralis Sloane 1917LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) illawarrae (Macleay 1873) [=Cymindis illawarrae; incl. A. olivaceus Chaudoir 1875]LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) minor (Blackburn 1889) [=Diabaticus minor]LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) monarensis Moore in Lawrence, Moore et al. 1987 (see below for synonymy)LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) ruficornis Sloane 1917LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) stigmula (Chaudoir 1852) [=Cymindis stigmula, *Uvea stigmula]LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) subterraneus Moore 1967LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) tumidiceps (Blackburn 1889) [=Diabaticus tumidiceps]LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) umbratus (Blackburn 1890) [=Phloeocarabus umbratus]LM87
    |    |--A. (A.) unimaculatus (Blackburn 1890) [=Phloeocarabus unimaculatus]LM87
    |    `--A. (A.) variegatus Moore 1967LM87
    `--A. (Nototarus Chaudoir 1875) [incl. Lestianthus Sloane 1895, Lithostrotus Blackburn 1894]LM87
         |--A. (*N.) australis (Chaudoir 1875) [=*Nototarus australis]LM87
         |--A. (N.) angusticollis (Sloane 1915) [=Nototarus angusticollis]LM87
         |--A. (N.) caerulescens (Blackburn 1894) (see below for synonymy)LM87
         |--A. (N.) chaudoiri (Sloane 1898) [=Nototarus chaudoiri]LM87
         |--A. (N.) crassiceps (Macleay 1871) [=Cymindis crassiceps]LM87
         |--A. (N.) freyi (Moore 1967) [=Nototarus freyi]LM87
         |--A. (N.) interstitialis (Sloane 1898) [=Nototarus interstitialis; incl. N. interstitialis picea Sloane 1915]LM87
         |--A. (N.) magnus (Moore 1963) [=Nototarus magnus]LM87
         |--A. (N.) morosus (Sloane 1915) [=Nototarus morosus]LM87
         `--A. (N.) puncticollis (Sloane 1917) [=Nototarus puncticollis]LM87

Anomotarus (Anomotarus) monarensis Moore in Lawrence, Moore et al. 1987 [=Cymindis aenea Macleay 1873 non C. aeneus Dejean 1831]LM87

Anomotarus (Nototarus) caerulescens (Blackburn 1894) [=*Lithostrotus caerulescens; incl. Li. planior Balckburn 1908, *Lestianthus sculpturatus Sloane 1895]LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B90] Blackburn, T. 1890. Notes on Australian Coleoptera, with descriptions of new species. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 4 (3): 707–746.

[GWW10] Guthrie, N. A., T. Weir & K. Will. 2010. Localised and regional patterns in ground-dwelling beetle assemblages in a semi-tropical arid zone environment. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78 (1): 169–184.

[LM87] Lawrence, J. F., B. P. Moore, J. E. Pyke & T. A. Weir. 1987. Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 4. Coleoptera: Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

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