Tasmanitachoides belongs to Trechini (Coleoptera : Carabidae): discovery of the larva, its phylogenetic implications and revised key to Trechitae genera

  title={Tasmanitachoides belongs to Trechini (Coleoptera : Carabidae): discovery of the larva, its phylogenetic implications and revised key to Trechitae genera},
  author={Vasily V. Grebennikov},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
  • V. Grebennikov
  • Published 5 November 2008
  • Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
This study is aimed at solving the long-standing ambiguity about the phylogenetic placement of the Australian ground-beetle genus Tasmanitachoides. A recently published phylogeny of the supertribe Trechitae using morphological characters of larvae is re-examined in light of new discoveries. The results of the phylogenetic analysis of 65 informative characters for 36 taxa reject the previously maintained opinion of affinities between Tasmanitachoides and Tachyini. Instead it is hypothesised that… 

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