Specimen of Natypleurus, from here.

Belongs within: Pselaphinae.

The Natypleurina are a group of pselaphine beetles found in Asia and Australia. They are distinguished by the possession of short maxillary palpi with a symmetrical or subconical fourth segment, and elytra lacking subhumeral foveae (Arai & Nomura 2007).

<==Natypleurina [Tanypleurini]NG05
    |--Morana Sharp 1874NG05, R04
    |    `--M. discedens Sharp 1874R04
    |--Nedarassus Raffray 1895NG05, R04
    |    `--N. punctatus Raffray 1895NG05
    |--Natypleurus Newton & Thayer 1992NG05
    |    |--*N. malaianus (Raffray 1890)NG05
    |    `--N. gibbicollis (Raffray 1895)NG05
    |--Bythinophanax Reitter 1883NG05, R04
    |    |--B. bicornis Reitter 1883NG05
    |    |--B. exilis Reitter 1883NG05
    |    |--B. latebrosus Reitter 1883NG05
    |    `--B. punctatus Raffray 1896R04
    `--Tanypleurus Raffrray 1890R04
         |--T. bouchardi Raffray 1896R04
         |--T. gibbicollis Raffray 1895R04
         |--T. malaianus Raffray 1890R04
         |--T. megacephalus Raffray 1904R04
         `--T. variolosus Raffray 1896R04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Arai, S., & S. Nomura. 2007. A new genus, Tenguobythus, and five new species of the Iniocyphine subtribe Natypleurina from Japan (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae). Entomological Science 10 (4): 407–419.

[NG05] Nomura, S., & I. Abd Ghani. 2005. Faunistic notes on the pselaphine species of the supertribes Goniaceritae, Pselaphitae and Clavigeritae from Malaysia and Singapore (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae). Serangga 10 (1–2): 1–36.

[R04] Raffray, A. 1904. Genera et catalogue des psélaphides [part II]. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 73: 1–400.

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