Simodontus australis, copyright Kipling Will.

Belongs within: Harpalinae.

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 1843LM87
    |  i. s.: S. nitidipennis [=Argutor nitidipennis]B90
    |--S. (Simodontus)LM87
    |    |--*S. (S.) aeneipennis Chaudoir 1843LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) australis (Dejean 1828)LM87 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--S. (S.) brunneus (Castelnau 1867) [=Harpalus brunneus]LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) convexus Chaudoir 1873LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) curtulus Chaudor 1873LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) fortnumi (Castelnau 1867) [=Harpalus fortnumi]LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) grandiceps Sloane 1900LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) holomelanus (Germar 1848) [=Pterostichus holomelanus; incl. S. orthomoides Chaudoir 1873]LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) laeviceps Sloane 1900LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) leai Sloane 1898LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) murrayensis Blackburn 1890LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) occultus Sloane 1898LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) picescens Chaudoir 1873LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) rotundipennis (Castelnau 1867) [=Phorticosomus rotundipennis; incl. S. mandibularis Sloane 1900]LM87
    |    |--S. (S.) sexfoveatus (Chaudoir 1878) [=Feronia (S.) sexfoveata]LM87
    |    `--S. (S.) transfuga Chaudoir 1873LM87
    `--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)LM87 [=Feronia australisLM87, Argutor australisB90; incl. Orthomus antipodus Motschulsky 1865LM87, Argutor antipodumB90, Simodontus elongatus Chaudoir 1873LM87]

Simodontus (*Trochoglymmus) rufipalpis (Sloane 1902) [=Feronia rufipalpis, Notonomus rufipalpis, Prosopogmus (Trochoglymmus) rufipalpis]LM87

*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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