Amarotypini

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Amarotypini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Adephaga
Family: Carabidae
Tribe: Amarotypini
Genera

Amarotypus
Migadopiella

Introduction[edit]

Amarotypines are a small tribe of ground beetles (Carabidae), recognised as a distinct tribe since 1985.[1] The best known species is Amarotypus edwardsii of New Zealand, widely distributed throughout the three main islands, and arboreal in habits.[2]

Biodiversity and distribution[edit]

Classification and phylogeny[edit]

Previously considered to be migadopines (before 1985), amarotypines are still often treated as forming a monophyletic subfamily Migadopinae with Migadopini,[5] but the phylogeny may be (Amarotypini, (Migadopini, Elaphrini)).[6] Alternatively, Amarotypini may form a clade with Promecognathini, again unrelated to Migadopini,[7] though this possible relationship has been disputed.[8]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Erwin (1985)
  2. ^ Larochelle & Larivière (2001)
  3. ^ Larochelle & Larivière (2001)
  4. ^ Baehr (2009)
  5. ^ Baehr (2009)
  6. ^ Erwin (1985)
  7. ^ Liebherr & Will (1998)
  8. ^ Ribera et al. (2005)

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