Pamborus

Snail-eating carabid Pamborus alternans, from the Queensland Museum.

Belongs within: Carabinae.

Pamborus is a genus of flightless ground beetles found in eastern Australia, characterised by a large, almost heart-shaped pronotum and short, strongly curved mandibles.

<==Pamborus Latreille 1812 [incl. Callimosoma Castelnau 1834; Pamborini] LM87
|–*P. alternans Latreille 1812 (see below for synonymy) LM87
|–P. brisbanensis Castelnau 1867 LM87
|–P. elegans Sloane 1915 LM87
|–P. guerinii Gory 1831 [=*Callimosoma guerini] LM87
|–P. macleayi Castelnau 1867 LM87
|–P. opacus Géhin 1885 LM87
|–P. pradieri Chaudoir 1869 LM87
|    |–P. p. pradieri LM87
|    `–P. p. darlingtoni Bänninger 1940 LM87
|–P. punctatus Darlington 1961 LM87
|–P. subtropicus Darlington 1961 LM87
|–P. transitus Darlington 1961 LM87
|–P. tropicus Darlington 1961 LM87
`–P. viridis Gory 1836 LM87

*Pamborus alternans Latreille 1812 [incl. P. cunninghamii Castelnau 1834, P. elongatus Gory 1836, P. morbillosus Boisduval 1835, P. viridiaureus Macleay 1883] LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[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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