Phorticosomus gularis, copyright Lily M. Kumpe.

Belongs within: Harpalitae.

Phorticosomus is an Australian genus of ground beetles, members of which have a truncate labrum, a small tooth on the mentum and simple tarsi in both sexes.

Phorticosomus Schaum 1863 LM87
    |–*P. felix Schaum 1863 [incl. P. brunneus Blackburn 1888] LM87
    |–P. castelnaui Sloane 1915 LM87
    |–P. crassus Sloane 1915 [incl. P. crassus brevipennis Sloane 1915] LM87
    |–P. edelii Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–P. grandis Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–P. gularis Sloane 1915 LM87
    |–P. horni Sloane 1896 LM87
    |–P. macleayi Sloane 1915 LM87
    |–P. mucronatus Blackburn 1888 LM87
    |–P. nuytsii Castelnau 1867 [incl. P. calcaratus Blackburn 1903] LM87
    |–P. piceus Sloane 1915 LM87
    |–P. randalli Blackburn 1890 LM87
    |–P. robustus Blackburn 1889 LM87
    |–P. rotundatus Moore 1967 LM87
    |–P. rugiceps Macleay 1871 LM87
    |–P. similis Blackburn 1888 LM87
    `–P. zabroides Sloane 1910 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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