Carenum optimum, copyright Noël Mal.

Belongs within: Scaritinae.

Carenum is an Australian genus of scaritine ground beetles, characterised by ovate elytra, bidentate anterior tibiae, an inner subapical puncture on the anterior femora, and a truncate clypeus.

<==Carenum Bonelli 1813 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. bonellii Westwood 1842 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. acutipes Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. adelaidae (Blackburn 1888) [=Eutoma adelaidae] LM87
    |–C. affine Macleay 1864 LM87
    |–C. amplicolle Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. angustipenne Macleay 1871 LM87
    |–C. anthracinum Macleay 1864 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. batesi Masters 1885 [=C. planipenne Bates 1874 non Macleay 1873] LM87
    |–C. bellum Sloane 1917 LM87
    |–C. brevicolle Sloane 1894 LM87
    |–C. breviforme Bates 1874 LM87
    |–C. brevipenne (Macleay 1887) [=Eutoma brevipenne] LM87
    |–C. brisbanense Castelnau 1867 [=C. brisbanensis; incl. C. opacum Macleay 1869] LM87
    |–C. browni Sloane 1916 LM87
    |–C. carbonarium Castelnau 1867 [incl. C. vicinum Sloane 1890] LM87
    |–C. cavipenne (Bates 1874) [=Eutoma cavipenne] LM87
    |–C. cognatum Sloane 1895 LM87
    |–C. concinnum Sloane 1905 LM87
    |–C. convexum Chaudoir 1868 LM87
    |–C. coracinum Macleay 1865 [incl. Corenoscaphus lucidus Macleay 1887] LM87
    |–C. cordipenne Sloanea 1897 LM87
    |–C. coruscum Macleay 1864 [=C. corruscum (l. c.)] LM87
    |–C. cupreomarginatum Blackburn 1888 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. cupripenne Macleay 1863 LM87
    |–C. decorum Sloane 1888 LM87
    |–C. devastator Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–C. devisii Macleay 1883 LM87
    |–C. digglesi (Macleay 1869) [=Eutoma digglesi] LM87
    |–C. dispar Macleay 1869 LM87
    |–C. distinctum Macleay 1864 LM87
    |–C. ducale Sloane 1905 [=C. frenchi Sloane 1895 non Eutoma frenchi Sloane 1894] LM87
    |–C. elegans Macleay 1864 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. emarginatum Sloane 1900 [incl. C. emarginatum aequalis Sloane 1916] LM87
    |–C. episcopale (Castelnau 1867) [=Eutoma episcopalis] LM87
    |–C. eximium Sloane 1916 LM87
    |–C. felix Sloane 1888 [=C. (*Paliscaphus) felix] LM87
    |–C. filiforme (Castelnau 1867) [=Eutoma filiforme] LM87
    |–C. floridum Sloane 1917 [=C. lepidum Sloane 1916 non Sloane 1890] LM87
    |–C. formosum Sloane 1907 LM87
    |–C. foveolatum (Macleay 1888) non Macleay 1864 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.) [=Calliscapterus foveolatus] LM87
    |–C. frenchi (Sloane 1894) [=Eutoma frenchi] LM87
    |–C. froggatti Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. fugitivum Blackburn 1888 LM87
    |–C. fulgidum Sloane 1917 LM87
    |–C. gratiosum (Sloane 1897) [=Eutoma gratiosum] LM87
    |–C. habile Sloane 1892 LM87
    |–C. habitans Sloane 1890 [=C. (Calliscapterus) habitans] LM87
    |–C. imitator Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. inconspicuum Blackburn 1888 LM87
    |–C. ineditum Macleay 1869 LM87
    |–C. interiore Sloane 1888 [=C. (Platythorax) interiore] LM87
    |–C. interruptum Macleay 1865 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. iridescens Sloane 1894 LM87
    |–C. janthinum Macleay 1883 [=C. ianthinum] LM87
    |–C. kingii Macleay 1869 [incl. C. propinquum Macleay 1869] LM87
    |–C. laevigatum Macleay 1864 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. laevipenne Macleay 1863 [incl. C. laevicolle Sloane 1888] LM87
    |–C. laterale Macleay 1865 LM87
    |–C. leai Sloane 1916 LM87
    |–C. lepidum Sloane 1890 LM87
    |–C. levissimum (Sloane 1900) [=Eutoma levissime] LM87
    |–C. lobatum Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–C. longulum Sloane 1916 [incl. C. longulum atroviridis Sloane 1916] LM87
    |–C. macleayi Blackburn 1888 LM87
    |–C. magnificum (Macleay 1887) [=Eutoma magnificum] LM87
    |–C. marginatum (Boisduval 1835) [=*Arnidius marginatus] LM87
    |–C. montanum Sloane 1916 LM87
    |–C. morosum Sloane 1907 LM87
    |–C. nickerli Ancey 1880 LM87
    |–C. nitidipes Sloane 1916 LM87
    |–C. obsoletum Macleay 1888 LM87
    |–C. occidentale Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. odewahnii Castelnau 1867 [incl. C. ordinatum Macleay 1869] LM87
    |–C. opacicolle Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. optimum Sloane 1895 LM87
    |–C. ovale Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–C. parvulum Macleay 1873 LM87
    |–C. perplexum White 1841 LM87
    |–C. planipenne Macleay 1873 LM87
    |–C. politissimum (Chaudoir 1868) [=Eutoma politissimum] LM87
    |–C. politum Westwood 1842 LM87
    |–C. porphyreum Bates 1874 LM87
    |–C. pulchrum Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. puncticolle Macleay 1864 LM87
    |–C. punctipenne (Macleay 1883) [=Eutoma punctipenne] LM87
    |–C. purpuratum (Castelnau 1867) [=Eutoma purpurata] LM87
    |–C. purpureum Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. pusillum Macleay 1883 LM87
    |–C. quadripunctatum Macleay 1863 [=*Carenoscaphus quadripunctatus] LM87
    |–C. rectangulare Macleay 1864 [=*Platythorax rectangularis] LM87
    |–C. reflexum Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. regulare Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–C. rutilans Sloane 1907 LM87
    |–C. scaritoides Westwood 1843 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. serratipes Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–C. simile Macleay 1865 [incl. C. ovipenne Macleay 1871, C. triste Macleay 1869] LM87
    |–C. smaragdulum Westwood 1842 LM87
    |–C. speciosum Sloane 1888 [=C. (Calliscapterus) speciosus] LM87
    |–C. splendens Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–C. splendidum Macleay 1863 LM87
    |–C. striatopunctatum Macleay 1865 LM87
    |–C. subcostatum Macleay 1865 LM87
    |–C. subcyaneum Macleay 1869 [incl. C. rugatum Blackburn 1888, C. sulcaticeps Sloane 1897] LM87
    |–C. submetallicum Macleay 1871 LM87
    |–C. subplanatum Bates 1874 LM87
    |–C. subporcatulum Macleay 1865 [incl. C. politulum Macleay 1871, C. viridimarginatum Macleay 1871] LM87
    |–C. sumptuosum Westwood 1842 LM87
    |–C. terraereginae Macleay 1883 LM87
    |–C. tibiale Sloane 1894
    |–C. tinctilatum (Newman 1838) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. transversicolle Chaudoir 1868 LM87
    |–C. tumidipes Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–C. venustum Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. versicolor Sloane 1897 LM87
    |–C. violaceum Macleay 1864 LM87
    |–C. virescens Sloane 1894 [incl. C. virescens viridiventris Sloane 1916] LM87
    |–C. viridiaeneum (Macleay 1888) [=Calliscapterus viridiaeneus] LM87
    |–C. viridicolor (Sloane 1895) [=Eutoma viridicolor] LM87
    `–C. viridissimum (Macleay 1888) [=Carenoscaphus viridissimus] LM87

Carenum Bonelli 1813 [incl. Arnidius Boisduval 1835, Calliscapterus Macleay 1887, Carenoscaphus Macleay 1887, Chariscapterus Sloane 1888, Eutoma Newman 1838, Paliscaphus Sloane 1888, Platythorax Macleay 1887] LM87

Carenum anthracinum Macleay 1864 [incl. C. cyanipenne Macleay 1869, C. ebeninum Castelnau 1867, C. gracile Sloane 1895, C. nitescens Macleay 1869] LM87

Carenum bonellii Westwood 1842 [=Scarites cyaneus Bonelli 1813 non Fabricius 1775, *C. cyaneum; incl. C. chaudoiri Macleay 1869, C. scitulum Macleay 1864, C. viridipenne Westwood 1849, C. westwoodii Castelnau 1867] LM87

Carenum cupreomarginatum Blackburn 1888 [=*Chariscapterus cupreomarginatus; incl. Ca. (Chariscapterus) opulens Sloane 1888] LM87

Carenum elegans Macleay 1864 [incl. Car. campestre Macleay 1865, *Calliscapterus campestris, Car. rufipes Macleay 1869] LM87

Carenum interruptum Macleay 1865 [incl. C. arenarium Sloane 1888, C. castelnaui Chaudoir 1868, C. obscurum Macleay 1865, C. occultum Macleay 1871, C. purpureomarginatum Macleay 1887, C. sexpunctatum Macleay 1869] LM87

Carenum laevigatum Macleay 1864 [incl. C. frontale Macleay 1865, C. murrumbidgense Macleay 1865, C. punctulatum Macleay 1864, C. schomburgkii Castelnau 1867] LM87

Carenum scaritoides Westwood 1843 [incl. C. ambiguum Macleay 1865, C. atronitens Macleay 1864, C. atronitens Castelnau 1867 non Macleay 1864, C. gawlerense Macleay 1869, C. ignotus Sloane 1892, C. intermedium Westwood 1849, C. nigerrimum Macleay 1865, C. oblongum Macleay 1864, C. striatopunctulatum Macleay 1865, C. subquadratum Macleay 1865] LM87

Carenum tinctilatum (Newman 1838) [=*Eutoma tinctilatus; incl. C. bipuncatum Macleay 1863, C. glaberrimum Macleay 1865, Eutoma laevis Castelnau 1867, E. loddonensis Castelnau 1867, E. mastersi Macleay 1869, E. newmanni Castelnau 1867, E. punctulatum Macleay 1887 non Carenum punctulatum Macleay 1864, Carenum subrugulosum Macleay 1865, C. substriatulum Macleay 1865, C. undulatum Macleay 1865] LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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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