Molopsida polita

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Molopsida polita (male, length about 6.5 mm)


Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Psydrinae
Tribus: Moriomorphini
Subtribus: Moriomorphina
Genus: Molopsida
Species: Molopsida polita
Synonyms (2): M. carbonaria – M. laevicollis


  • Molopsida polita White, 1846
    • Authority for placement: objective (type species)
    • Original genus: Molopsida White, 1846
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: syntypes or unique holotype
      • Fixation: automatic
      • Description: [adult(s)]
      • Repository: BMNH?
    • Type locality: 'New Zealand (Waikouaiti)' [probably incorrect]



Primary references[edit]

  • White, A. 1846: Insects of New Zealand. Pp. 1-24, plates 1-7 in: Richardson, J.; Gray, J.E. (eds) (1844-1875) The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., during the years 1839 to 1843. Vol. II. Reptiles, fishes, Crustacea, insects, Mollusca. London: E.W. Janson. BHL [first availability, see p. 6]

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