Abacetus salzmanni, copyright Fred Chevaillot.

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

Abacetus is a genus of ground beetles found in warmer regions of the Old World, characterised by filiform, slightly compressed antennae, palpi with an elongate terminal segment, a trapezoid pronotum, and tarsi with the first three segments dilated in the male.

Abacetus Dejean 1828 [Abacetini] LM87
    |--*A. gagates Dejean 1828 LM87
    |--A. aeneus [=Feronia (Argutor) aenea] G89
    |--A. amplicollis Bates 1889 B89
    |--A. angustior Macleay 1871 LM87
    |--A. ater Macleay 1871 LM87
    |--A. australasiae Chaudoir 1878 LM87
    |--A. bisignatus Bates 1889 B89
    |--A. haemorrhous Chaudoir 1878 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |--A. haplosternus Chaudoir 1878 LM87
    |--A. quadratipennis Macleay 1888 LM87
    |--A. quadriguttatus B89
    |--A. quadripustulatus B89
    |--A. salzmanni B89
    |--A. simplex Blackburn 1890 LM87
    `--A. thouzeti (Castelnau 1867) (see below for synonymy) LM87

Abacetus haemorrhous Chaudoir 1878 [incl. A. crenulatus Blackburn 1890, A. flavipes Macleay 1888, A. macleayi Blackburn 1890] LM87

Abacetus thouzeti (Castelnau 1867) [=Drimostoma thouzeti; incl. A. australis Chaudoir 1870, D. vicina Castelnau 1867] LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B89] Bates, H. W. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmani e regioni vicine. XVI.—On some Carabidae from Burma collected by Mr. L. Fea. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 100–111.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso «Esploratore» dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[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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