Laccopterum deauratum, copyright Dash Huang.

Belongs within: Scaritinae.

Laccopterum is an Australian genus of scaritine ground beetles characterised by ovate and foveate elytra, tridentate anterior tibiae and two supra-orbital punctures.

<==Laccopterum Macleay 1878 [=Laccoscaphus Sloane 1905] LM87
    |–L. macleayi Sloane 1897 [=Carenum spencei Macleay 1878 non Westwood 1841, *Laccopterum spencei] LM87
    |–L. cyaneum (Fabricius 1775) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–L. darwiniense (Macleay 1878) [=Carenum darwiniense] LM87
    |–L. deauratum (Macleay 1864) [=Carenum deauratum] LM87
    |–L. doddi (Sloane 1916) [=Laccoscaphus doddi; incl. Laccoscaphus doddi triordinata Sloane 1917] LM87
    |–L. foveigerum (Chaudoir 1868) [=Carenum foveigerum] LM87
    |–L. foveipenne (Macleay 1873) [=Carenum foveipenne] LM87
    |–L. foveolatum (Macleay 1864) [=Carenum foveolatum] LM87
    |–L. gemmatum (Westwood 1842) [=Carenum gemmatum] LM87
    |–L. humerale Sloane 1900 LM87
    |–L. lacunosum Macleay 1887 LM87
    |–L. loculosum (Newman 1842) [=Carenum loculosum; incl. C. variolosum Macleay 1864] LM87
    |–L. multiimpressum (Castelnau 1867) [=Carenum multiimpressum] LM87
    |–L. quadriseriatum (Sloane 1907) [=Laccoscaphus quadriseriatus] LM87
    |–L. salebrosum (Macleay 1871) [=Carenum salebrosum] LM87
    `–L. spencei (Westwood 1841) (see below for synonymy) LM87

Laccopterum cyaneum (Fabricius 1775) [=Scarites cyaneus; incl. Laccoscaphus cyaneus aenescens Sloane 1923, Carenum fabricii Westwood 1842] LM87

Laccopterum spencei (Westwood 1841) [=Carenum spencei; incl. C. digglesi Macleay 1873 non Eutoma digglesi Macleay 1869] 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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