Conopterum sp., copyright Reiner Richter.

Belongs within: Scaritinae.

Conopterum is an Australian genus of scaritine ground beetles, characterised by slender, filiform antennae and bidentate anterior tibiae.

<==Conopterum Chaudoir 1868 [incl. Carenidium Chaudoir 1868] LM87
    |--*C. insigne Chaudoir 1868 LM87
    |--C. aberrans (Sloane 1897) [=Eutoma aberrans] LM87
    |--C. atrum (Sloane 1916) [=Carenidium atrum] LM87
    |--C. bicornutum Macleay 1887 LM87
    |--C. bifurcum (Sloane 1916) [=Carenidium bifurcum] LM87
    |--C. chaudoirii (Macleay 1887) [=Carenidium chaudoirii] LM87
    |--C. damelii (Macleay 1869) [=Carenidium damelii] LM87
    |--C. darlingense (Macleay 1887) [=Carenidium darlingense] LM87
    |--C. frenchi (Sloane 1916) [=Carenidium frenchi] LM87
    |--C. gagatinum (Macleay 1864) [=Carenum gagatinum, *Carenidium gagatinum] LM87
    |--C. leai (Sloane 1897) [=Carenidium leai] LM87
    |--C. longipenne (Sloane 1907) [=Carenidium longipenne] LM87
    |--C. modestum Sloane 1888 LM87
    |--C. mucronatum (Macleay 1866) [=Carenum mucronatum] LM87
    |--C. pertenue (Sloane 1916) [=Carenidium pertenue] LM87
    |--C. purpuratum (Sloane 1905) [=Carenidium purpuratum] LM87
    |--C. pyripenne Sloane 1900 LM87
    |--C. riverinae (Macleay 1865) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |--C. sapphirinum (Bates 1874) [=Carenidium sapphirinum] LM87
    |--C. septentrionale (Macleay 1887) [=Carenidium septentrionale] LM87
    |--C. spaldingii (Macleay 1878) [=Carenidium spaldingii] LM87
    |--C. superbum (Castelnau 1867) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    `--C. tropicale (Macleay 1887) [=Carenidium tropicale] LM87

Conopterum riverinae (Macleay 1865) [=Carenum riverinae; incl. Ca. amabile Castelnau 1867, Conopterum barnardi Macleay 1887, Co. incornutum Macleay 1887, Monocentrum insigne Chaudoir 1868, Co. littorale Macleay 1887, Co. violaceum Macley 1887] LM87

Conopterum superbum (Castelnau 1867) [=Carenum superbum; incl. Carenidium kreuslerae Macleay 1869, Carenidium lacustre Macleay 1873] 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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