Pselaphus heisei, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Pselaphitae.

Pselaphus is a cosmopolitan genus of pselaphines bearing long maxillary palps with the terminal segment clubbed at the end (Raffray 1904a).

Characters (from Raffray 1904a): Head ventrally gibbous behind mentum. Maxillary palps very long, simple; second segment very long, slender, briefly swollen at tip; third segment small, more or less globular; fourth segment thin and pedunculate at base, strongly club-shaped at top, this club occupying no more than half the length. Fore and mid trochanters long, mid trochanter more or less club-shaped, base of femur distant from coxa. Tarsi simple, segments not bilobed. First tergite and second sternite very large.

<==Pselaphus Herbst 1792R04a
    |--P. acuminatus [incl. P. hirtus Reitter 1881]R04a
    |--P. algericus Raffray 1896R04a
    |--P. algesiranus Saulcy 1870R04a
    |--P. antipodum Westwood 1856R04a
    |--P. argutus Reitter 1881R04a
    |--P. articularis Schaufuss 1877R04a
    |--P. bellax Casey 1893R04a
    |--P. bifoveolatus Schaufuss 1877R04a
    |--P. biocellatus Reitter 1883NG05
    |--P. bistriolatus Reitter 1884R04a
    |--P. bizonatus Schaufuss 1886R04a
    |--P. breviceps Schaufuss 1882R04a
    |--P. brevicornis Reitter 1883R04a
    |--P. brevipalpis [incl. P. squamiceps Schaufuss 1886]R04a
    |--P. calopygaeus Schaufuss 1887NG05
    |--P. canaliculatus Schaufuss 1877R04a
    |--P. caspicus Reitter 1881 [incl. P. caucasicus Motsch. 1845 (n. n.)]R04a
    |--P. cavelli Broun 1893R04a
    |--P. caviventris Reitter 1884R04a
    |--P. chobauti Normand 1903R04a
    |--P. citimus Broun 1893R04a
    |--P. clavigeroides Reitter 1881R04a
    |--P. coecus Broun 1886R04a
    |--P. crassus Raffray 1900R04a
    |--P. debilis Sharp 1883R04a
    |--P. delicatus Broun 1886R04a
    |--P. diecki Saulcy 1870 [incl. P. saulcyi]R04a
    |--P. dresdensis Herbst 1792 [incl. P. hejssi Paykull 1798, P. longicollis Reichenbach 1816]R04a
    |--P. elegantissimus Schaufuss 1886R04a
    |--P. elongatus Raffray 1900R04a
    |--P. erichsoniR04a
    |--P. filipalpis Reitter 1882R04a
    |--P. fiorii Raffray 1904 [=P. reitteri Fiori 1894 non Raffray 1892]R04a
    |--P. fuscopilosus Broun 1886R04a
    |--P. fustiferR04a
    |--P. ganglbaueri Reitter 1881R04a
    |--P. geminatus Westwood 1856R04a
    |--P. gestroi Schaufuss 1882R04a
    |--P. heisei Herbst 1792 [incl. P. eurygaster, P. herbstii Reichb. 1816]R04a
    |--P. heydeni Saulcy 1870R04a
    |--P. insignis Schaufuss 1886 [incl. P. bipunctatus Schaufuss 1886]R04a
    |--P. kiesenwetteri Reitter 1881R04a
    |--P. laeviceps Raffray 1904 [=P. longiceps Sharp non Raffray 1887]R04a
    |--P. laevicollis Reitter 1883R04a
    |--P. lativentris Reitter 1882NG05
    |--P. leanus Raffray 1900R04a
    |--P. lewisi Sharp 1883R04a
    |--P. lineatus King 1863 [incl. P. frontalis Schaufuss 1886]R04a
    |--P. longepilosus Schauf. 1886M96
    |--P. longiceps Raffray 1887R04a
    |--P. longiclavusR04a
    |--P. longicornis Saulcy 1863R04a
    |--P. longipalpis Kiesenw. 1850R04a
    |--P. mehadiensis Frivaldsky 1887R04a
    |--P. meliusculus Broun 1893R04a
    |--P. multangulus Schaufuss 1877R04a
    |--P. mundus Sharp 1874R04a
    |--P. opacus Schaufuss 1886R04a
    |--P. parvipalpis Reitter 1882 [incl. P. bivestitus Schaufuss 1887]NG05
    |--P. pauper Sharp 1874 [incl. P. caviceps Schaufuss in Raffray 1904 (n. n.)]R04a
    |--P. pentagonus Saulcy 1878R04a
    |--P. pilicollis Reitter 1882R04a
    |--P. pilipalpisR04a
    |--P. pilistriatus Broun 1880R04a
    |--P. pilosus Raffray 1900R04a
    |--P. piochardi Saulcy 1870R04a
    |--P. pubescens Raffray 1904R04a
    |--P. quadricostatus Reitter 1884R04a
    |--P. reitteri Raffray 1892R04a
    |--P. revelierei Reitter 1881R04a
    |--P. sanguineusL02
    |--P. sexstriatus Reitter 1883NG05
    |--P. sencieri Coquerel 1858 [incl. P. simoni Reitter 1881]R04a
    |--P. squamosus Raffray 1904R04a
    |--P. stussineri Saulcy 1881R04a
    |--P. sulcicollis Broun 1893R04a
    |--P. sulcifrons Raffray 1883R04a
    |--P. sylvestrisR26
    |--P. tenuis Sharp 1874R04a
    |--P. tripunctatus Schaufuss 1886R04a
    |--P. trossulus Schaufuss 1886R04a
    |--P. tuberculifrons Raffray 1900R04a
    |--P. tuniseus Normand 1901R04a
    |--P. unipunctatus Reitter 1883NG05
    |--P. ventralis Broun 1895R04a
    `--P. vestitus Raffray 1904R04a
Nomen nudum: Pselaphus elegans Motschulsky 1851R04b

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[M96] Masters, G. 1896. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Supplement, part II. Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophyllidae, Staphylinidae, Pselaphidae, Paussidae, Silphidae, Scaphididae, Histeridae, Phalacridae, Nitidulidae, Trogositidae, Colydiidae, Cucujidae, Cryptophagidae, Lathridiidae, Mycetophagidae, Dermestidae, Byrrhidae, Parnidae, Heteroceridae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21 (Suppl.): 695–754.

[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.

[R04a] Raffray, A. 1904a. Genera et catalogue des psélaphides [part II]. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 73: 1–400.

[R04b] Raffray, A. 1904b. Genera et catalogue des psélaphides [part III]. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 73: 401–476, pls 1–3.

[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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