Rhytisternus liopleurus, copyright Birgit E. Rhode.

Belongs within: Harpalinae.

Rhytisternus is a genus of ground beetles found in Australia and New Zealand, characterised by the presence of functional wings, the lack of a scrobal seta on the mandibles, antennae with the basal three segments glabrous, elytra with the third interstice impunctate, and striolate pro-episterna.

<==Rhytisternus Chaudoir 1865 [=Amastus Motschulsky 1865]LM87
    |--*R. liopleurus (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (*Rhytisternus) liopleura; incl. *Amastus nigricolor Motschulsky 1865]LM87
    |--R. angustulus Macleay 1888LM87
    |--R. arnheimensis (Castelnau 1867) [=Feronia arnheimensis]LM87
    |--R. bovilli Blackburn 1890LM87
    |--R. callabonnensis Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. cardwellensis Blackburn 1892LM87
    |--R. carpentarius Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. cyathoderus (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (Rhytisternus) cyathodera; incl. F. lachlandiensis Castelnau 1867]LM87
    |--R. froggatti (Macleay 1888) [=Omaseus froggatti]LM87
    |--R. gigas Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. laevilateraB90
    |--R. laevis (Macleay 1883) [=Poecilus laevis]LM87
    |--R. limbatus Macleay 1888LM87
    |--R. mastersii (Macleay 1871) [=Omaseus mastersii]LM87
    |--R. miser (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (Rhytisternus) misera; incl. F. subcarbonaria Castelnau 1867]LM87
    |--R. nigellus Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. obtusus Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. plebeius (Chaudoir 1874) [=Feronia (Rhytisternus) plebeia]LM87
    |--R. puellus (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (Rhytisternus) puella; incl. F. clarenciensis Castelnau 1867]LM87
    |--R. solidus Sloane 1895LM87
    |--R. splendens Blackburn 1892LM87
    |--R. stuarti Sloane 1895LM87
    `--R. sulcatipes Blackburn 1888LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B90] Blackburn, T. 1890. Notes on Australian Coleoptera, with descriptions of new species. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 4 (3): 707–746.

[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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