Amblystomus orpheus, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Harpalitae.

Amblystomus is a genus of ground beetles found in Eurasia, Africa and Australasia, characterised by an asymmetrical emarginate clypeus and labrum, quadrate elytra with indistinct striae, and males with two rows of ventral adhesive setae on the fore tarsi.

Amblystomus Erichson 1837 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |--*A. mauritanicus (Dejean 1829) [=Acupalpus mauritanicus] LM87
    |--A. anthracinus (Sloane 1898) [=Thenarotidius anthracinus] LM87
    |--A. australis Motschulsky 1864 LM87
    |--A. gagatinus (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium gagatinum, *Thenarotidius gagatinus] LM87
    |--A. gracilis (Blackburn 1888) [=*Notophilus gracilis] LM87
    |--A. indicus (Nietner 1858) [=*Megaristerus indicus] LM87
    |--A. laetus (Blackburn 1888) [=Notophilus laetus] LM87
    |--A. metallicus (Blackburn 1888) [=Thenarotes metallicus] LM87
    |--A. minutus (Castelnau 1867) [=Amblygnathus minutus] LM87
    |--A. montanus (Blackburn 1891) [=Notophilus montanus] LM87
    |--A. nigrinus Csiki 1931 [=Notophilus niger Blackburn 1888 non A. niger Heer 1838] LM87
    |--A. obliquus (Sloane 1898) [=Notophilus obliquus] LM87
    |--A. orpheus B55
    |--A. ovalis (Sloane 1900) [=*Psilonothus ovalis] LM87
    |--A. palustris (Blackburn 1888) [=Notophilus palustris] LM87
    |--A. parvus (Blackburn 1888) [=Notophilus parvus] LM87
    |--A. quadriguttatus (Motschulsky 1858) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |--A. sloanei Andrewes 1936 [=A. convexus Sloane 1920 non Trechus convexus Macleay 1825] LM87
    `--A. stenolophoides (Nietner 1858) [=Megaristerus stenolophoides] LM87

Amblystomus Erichson 1837 [incl. Megaristerus Nietner 1858, Notophilus Blackburn 1888, Psilonothus Sloane 1900, Thenarotidius Sloane 1898] LM87

Amblystomus quadriguttatus (Motschulsky 1858) [=Hispalis quadriguttatus; incl. Am. (Megaristerus) guttatus Bates 1873, Acupalpus ornatus Macleay 1888] LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B55] Basilewsky, P. 1955. Carabidae (Coleoptera) de l’Angola (première partie). Diamang Publicações Culturais 27: 91–137.

[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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