Cebrionini

Male Cebrio gigas, copyright Entomart.

Belongs within: Elaterinae.

The Cebrionini are a group of rather large elaterids with soft-bodied males and wingless females.

Characters (from Richards & Davies 1977, as Cebrionidae): Labrum free; at least one abdominal sternite free; head with a transverse ridge above the antennal sockets to which the clypeus does not extend; mandibles bent, very prominent.

<==Cebrionini
    |--Genecerus cervinus Walker 1871G89
    |--Selonodon Latreille 1834 [=Selenodon (l. c.); incl. Anachilus LeConte 1861]J02
    |    `--S. floridensisMW15
    |--Scaptolenus LeConte 1853B14
    |    |--S. lecontei Chevrolat 1874 [=*S. femoralis LeConte 1853 non Cebrio femoralis]B14
    |    |--S. estriatusB14
    |    |--S. femoralis [=Cebrio femoralis]B14
    |    `--S. ocreatusB14
    `--CebrioM86
         |--C. attenuatus Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. barbarus Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. (Hammonia) brevicornisG20
         |--C. dimidiatus Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. (Cebrio) gigasG20
         |--C. melanocephala Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. nigricans Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. numidicus Lucas 1847E12
         |--C. rubripennisM86
         |--C. suturalis Boisduval 1835B35
         `--C. xanthomerusB35

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso “Esploratore” dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[J02] Johnson, P. J. 2002. Elateridae Leach 1815. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 160–173. CRC Press.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

[MW15] McKenna, D. D., A. L. Wild, K. Kanda, C. L. Bellamy, R. G. Beutel, M. S. Caterino, C. W. Farnum, D. C. Hawks, M. A. Ivie, M. L. Jameson, R. A. B. Leschen, A. E. Marvaldi, J. V. McHugh, A. F. Newton, J. A. Robertson, M. K. Thayer, M. F. Whiting, J. F. Lawrence, A. Ślipiński, D. R. Maddison & B. D. Farrell. 2015. The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end-Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution. Systematic Entomology 40 (4): 835–880.

Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

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