Morion japonicum, copyright Katsuro Yahiro.

Belongs within: Harpalinae.

Morion is a cosmopolitan genus of ground beetles found in rotten logs.

Characters (from Bell 1990): Mandible long, scrobal seta absent; two orbital setae over each eye; antennal segments 5–10 submoniliform, short, slightly compressed; tibiae distinctly flattened.

<==Morion Latreille 1810 [=Morio (l. c.)] LM87
    |--*M. monilicornis (Latreille 1810) LM87 [=Harpalus monilicornis LM87, Carabus monilicornis L02]
    |--M. aridus OM08
    |--M. australis Castelnau 1867 [=Morio australis] LM87
    |--M. crassipes Sloane 1904 [=Morio crassipes] LM87
    |--M. dalbertisi Chaudoir 1880 [=Morio dalbertisi] LM87
    |--M. germanus Chaudoir 1880 [=Morio germanus] LM87
    |--M. japonicum (Bates 1883) I92
    |--M. longicollis Macleay 1871 LM87
    |--M. longipennis Putzeys 1875 LM87
    |--M. novaehollandiae Castelnau 1867 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |--M. orientalis B89
    |--M. pachysomus Chaudoir 1880 LM87
    |--M. piceus Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |--M. stolidus M86
    `--M. victoriae Castelnau 1867 LM87

Morion novaehollandiae Castelnau 1867 [=Morio novaehollandiae; incl. Morio australasiae Chaudoir 1869, Morio seticollis Macleay 1871] 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.

Bell, R. T. 1990. Insecta: Coleoptera Carabidae adults and larvae. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1053–1092. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

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

[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.

[M86] 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.

[OM08] Ober, K. A., & D. R. Maddison. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes within Harpalinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and the wingless gene. Journal of Insect Science 8: 63.

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