Pedinini

Leichenum canaliculatum variegatum, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Tenebrionidae.

The Pedinini are a predominantly flightless group of tenebrionid beetles found in arid and semi-arid regions of the world.

<==Pedinini
    |--Pedinus Latreille 1802L02
    |    |--P. dermestoides [=Blaps dermestoides]L02
    |    |--P. femoralisC01 [=Blaps femoraleL02]
    |    |--P. glaberG20
    |    |--P. meridianusR26
    |    `--P. strigosusC01
    `--Leichenum Dejean 1834 [incl. Endothina Carter 1924, Endothyna (l. c.); Leichenina, Leichenini]MB08
         |--*L. pictum (Fabricius 1801) [=Opatrum pictum]MB08
         |--L. canaliculatum (Fabricius 1798) [=Opatrum canaliculatum; incl. *Endothina squamosa Carter 1924]MB08
         |    |--L. c. canaliculatumAT02
         |    `--L. c. variegatum (Klug 1833)AT02
         `--L. pulchellumG89

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[AT02] Aalbu, R. L., C. A. Triplehorn, J. M. Campbell, K. W. Brown, R. E. Somerby & D. B. Thomas. 2002. Tenebrionidae Latreille 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 463–509. CRC Press.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[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.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[MB08] Matthews, E. G., & P. Bouchard. 2008. Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia: Descriptions of tribes, keys to genera, catalogue of species. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

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