Telephorus fuscus, copyright Nikola-Michael Prpic.

Belongs within: Cantharidae.

Telephorus is a genus of fairly generalised soft-bodied beetles with the antennae inserted between and in front of the eyes (Lea 1909).

<==Telephorus L09
    |--T. acutipennis Mac86
    |--T. alternatus Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. antennatus Mac86
    |--T. apterus Olliff 1889 L09
    |--T. australis (n. d.) [=Cantharis australis] L09
    |--T. biguttatus (Linnaeus 1758) L02, L58 [=Cantharis biguttata L02]
    |--T. curvipes Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. flavipennis Macleay 1872 Mas86
    |--T. fossulatus Lucas 1847 E12
    |--T. froggatti Macl. 1887 L09
    |--T. fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) L02, L58 [=Cantharis fusca L02]
    |--T. geniculatus Lucas 1847 E12
    |--T. immaturus Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. imperialis [incl. T. pictus (preoc.), T. sticticus Gemming 1870] L09
    |--T. inconstans Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. kershawi Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. macrops Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. mastersi Macleay 1872 Mas86
    |--T. mossmani Macl. 1887 L09
    |--T. nigroterminalis Lea 1909 L09
    |--T. nobilitatus (Erichs. 1842) L09 (see below for synonymy)
    |--T. palmerstoni Blackb. 1888 L09
    |--T. pulchellus [incl. T. pulchellus var. notophilus Blackb. 1900] L09
    |--T. rubriceps Macl. 1887 L09
    |--T. rufiventris Macl. 1887 L09
    |--T. sculptus Lucas 1847 E12
    |--T. tepperi Blackb. 1888 L09
    `--T. viridipennis (Macl. 1887) [=Selenurus viridipennis] L09

Telephorus nobilitatus (Erichs. 1842) L09 [=Cantharis nobilitatus L09; incl. T. nobilitatus var. andersoni Blackb. 1886 L09, T. nobilitatus var. proprius Blackb. 1886 L09, T. nobilitatus var. ruficollis Macleay 1872 L09, Mas86, T. tricolor L09, T. nobilitatus var. vibex Blackb. 1886 L09]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[L09] Lea, A. M. 1909. Revision of the Australian and Tasmanian Malacodermidae. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1909 (1): 45–251, pls 2–6.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[Mac86] Macleay, W. 1886. The insects of the Fly River, New Guinea, "Coleoptera". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 136–157.

{Mas86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

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