Simodontus australis, copyright Kipling Will.

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

Simodontus is a genus of ground beetles found in southern Australia, characterised by the lack of a scrobal seta on the mandible, antennae with the three basal segments glabrous, transverse sulci on abdominal ventrites 4–6, and elytra with three punctures on the third interstice.

Simodontus Chaudoir 1843 LM87
    |–S. (Simodontus) LM87
    |    |–*S. (S.) aeneipennis Chaudoir 1843 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) australis (Dejean 1828) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) brunneus (Castelnau 1867) [=Harpalus brunneus] LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) convexus Chaudoir 1873 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) curtulus Chaudor 1873 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) fortnumi (Castelnau 1867) [=Harpalus fortnumi] LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) grandiceps Sloane 1900 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) holomelanus (Germar 1848) [=Pterostichus holomelanus; incl. S. orthomoides Chaudoir 1873] LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) laeviceps Sloane 1900 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) leai Sloane 1898 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) murrayensis Blackburn 1890 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) occultus Sloane 1898 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) picescens Chaudoir 1873 LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) rotundipennis (Castelnau 1867) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |    |–S. (S.) sexfoveatus (Chaudoir 1878) [=Feronia (S.) sexfoveata] LM87
    |    `–S. (S.) transfuga Chaudoir 1873 LM87
    `–S. (Trochoglymmus Straneo 1937) LM87
         |–S. (*T.) rufipalpis (Sloane 1902) (see below for synonymy) LM87
         `–S. (T.) clermonti (Straneo 1937) [=Prosopogmus clermonti] LM87

Simodontus (Simodontus) australis (Dejean 1828) [=Feronia australis; incl. Orthomus antipodus Motschulsky 1865, Simodontus elongatus Chaudoir 1873] LM87

Simodontus (Simodontus) rotundipennis (Castelnau 1867) [=Phorticosomus rotundipennis; incl. S. mandibularis Sloane 1900] LM87

Simodontus (*Trochoglymmus) rufipalpis (Sloane 1902) [=Feronia rufipalpis, Notonomus rufipalpis, Prosopogmus (Trochoglymmus) rufipalpis] 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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