Castelnaudia sp., copyright Kipling Will.

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

Castelnaudia is a genus of ground beetles found in eastern Australia, characterised by a cordiform pronotum and elytra with three intervals raised and strongly costate.

Castelnaudia Tschitschérine 1890 [incl. Omocycla Tschitschérine 1902] LM87
    |–C. septemcostata (Chaudoir 1874) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–C. cordata (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (Homalosoma) cordata; incl. F. cunninghamii Castelnau 1867] LM87
    |–C. cyanea (Castelnau 1840) [=Homalosoma cyanea; incl. Feronia episcopalis Castelnau 1867] LM87
    |–C. cyaneotincta (Boisduval 1835) [=Omalosoma cyaneotinctum; incl. Homalosoma atroviride Sloane 1895] LM87
    |–C. eungella (Darlington 1962) [=Trichosternus eungella] LM87
    |–C. hecate (Tschitschérine 1901) [=Homalosoma hecate] LM87
    |–C. kirrama (Darlington 1962) [=Trichosternus kirrama] LM87
    |–C. marginifera (Chaudoir 19865) [=Feronia (Homalosoma) marginifera; incl. F. viridescens Castelnau 1867] LM87
    |–C. mixta (Darlington 1962) [=Trichosternus mixtus] LM87
    |–C. obscuripennis (Macleay 1887) [=Homalosoma obscuripenne, *Omocycla obscuripennis] LM87
    |–C. porphyriaca (Sloane 1900) [=Homalosoma porphyriacum] LM87
    |–C. queenslandica (Csiki 1930) [=Trichosternus (Castelnaudia) queenslandicus] LM87
    |–C. setosiceps (Sloane 1923) [=Trichosternus setosiceps] LM87
    |–C. spec (Darlington 1962) [=Trichosternus spec] LM87
    |–C. speciosa Sloane 1911 LM87
    |–C. superba (Castelnau 1867) [=Feronia superba] LM87
    `–C. wilsoni (Castelnau 1867) [=Feronia wilsoni] LM87

Castelnaudia septemcostata (Chaudoir 1874) [=Feronia (Homalosoma) septemcostata; incl. F. (Castelnaudia) basisulcata Tschitschérine 1890, F. (Omalosoma) nitidicollis Castelnau 1867 non F. (Notonomus) nitidicollis Chaudoir 1865, *Castelnaudia nitidicollis] 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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