Mecyclothorax punctipennis, from Liebherr (2012).

Belongs within: Conjunctae.

Mecyclothorax is a widespread genus of ground beetles found in insular south-east Asia and Oceania, characterised by filiform antennae and elytral epipleura that are twisted near the apex.

<==Mecyclothorax Sharp 1903 [incl. Cyclothorax Macleay 1871 non Frauenfeld 1867; Mecyclothoracini] LM87
|–*M. montivagus (Blackburn 1878) [=Cyclothorax montivagus] LM87
|–M. ambiguus (Erichson 1842) [=Anchomenus ambiguus] LM87
|    |–M. a. ambiguus M83
|    `–M. a. rotundicollis M83
|–M. blackburni (Sloane 1898) [=Cyclothorax blackburni] LM87
|–M. cordicollis (Sloane 1900) [=Cyclothorax cordicollis] LM87
|–M. curtus (Sloane 1895) [=Cyclothorax curtus] LM87
|–M. eyrensis (Blackburn 1892) [=Cyclothorax eyrensis] LM87
|–M. fortis (Blackburn 1889) [=Cyclothorax fortis] LM87
|–M. lateralis (Castelnau 1867) (see below for synonymy) LM87
|–M. lewisensis Moore 1984 LM87
|–M. lophoides (Chaudoir 1854) [=Anchomenus lophoides] LM87
|–M. minutus (Castelnau 1867) [=Phorticosomus minutus, Forticosomus minutus] LM87
|–M. monteithi Moore 1985 LM87
|–M. ovalis Sloane 1915 LM87
|–M. peryphoides (Blackburn 1889) [=Cyclothorax peryphoides] LM87
|–M. punctatus (Sloane 1895) [=Cyclothorax punctatus] LM87
|–M. punctipennis (Macleay 1871) [=*Cyclothorax punctipennis; incl. C. obsoletus Blackburn 1889] LM87
|–M. storeyi Moore 1984 LM87
`–M. vulcans OM08

Mecyclothorax lateralis (Castelnau 1867) [=Phorticosomus lateralis, Forticosomus lateralis; incl. Cyclothorax cinctipennis Blackburn 1889] 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.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[OM08] Ober, K. A., & D. R. Maddison. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes within Harpalinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and the wingless gene. Journal of Insect Science 8: 63.

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