Rhytisternus liopleurus, copyright Birgit E. Rhode.

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

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

*Rhytisternus liopleurus (Chaudoir 1865) [=Feronia (*Rhytisternus) liopleura; incl. *Amastus nigricolor Motschulsky 1865] 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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