Tanychilus dubius, copyright Laurie Cookson.

Belongs within: Alleculinae.

Tanychilus is a genus of shiny alleculine beetles found throughout Australia (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 11.7–19.0 mm. Colour uniformly castaneous or with metallic blue-green reflections. Glabrous and nitid. Head moderately to strongly elongate (frontal index 0.5-0.9), frons with subparallel or anteriorly diverging grooves. Apices of mandibles acuminate and unidentate. Procoxae separated by narrow prosternal process. Male protibiae sometimes sinuate on inner edge.

<==Tanychilus Newman 1838MB08
    |--*T. striatus Newman 1838MB08
    |--T. aeratus Carter 1926MB08
    |--T. dubius Newman 1838 [incl. T. caligatus Borchmann 1933, T. splendens Blessig 1861]MB08
    |--T. gouldi (Hope 1843) [=Allecula gouldi]MB08
    |--T. metallicus White 1846MB08
    |--T. minor Carter 1915MB08
    |--T. opacus Carter 1918MB08
    |--T. pulcher Carter 1915MB08
    |--T. sobrinus (Borchmann 1908) [=Dimorphochilus sobrinus]MB08
    `--T. sophoraeM59

*Type species of generic name indicated


[MB08] Matthews, E. G., & P. Bouchard. 2008. Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia: Descriptions of tribes, keys to genera, catalogue of species. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

[M59] Morgan, F. D. 1959. The ecology and external morphology of Stolotermes ruficeps Brauer (Isoptera: Hodotermitidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 86 (1): 155–195.

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