Holcaspis sternalis

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Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Harpalinae
Supertribus: Pterostichitae
Tribus: Pterostichini
Genus: Holcaspis
Species: Holcaspis sternalis
Synonyms (5): H. lepidula – H. melanostola – H. oscillatrix – H. perfidiosa – H. punctigera


  • Holcaspis sternalis Broun, 1881
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Original genus: Holcaspis de Chaudoir, 1865
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: unique ('I found one mutilated specimen ...')
      • Description: [adult] male
      • Repository: BMNH?
    • Type locality: '... in the neighbourhood of Whangarei Harbour' [according to original description, but putative holotype labelled "Maungatua", fide Britton (1940: 495)]


Primary references[edit]

  • Broun, T. 1881: Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Part II. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department, Wellington. BHL BUGZ [first availability, see p. 658]

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