ClinidiumRoss T. Bell
- Clinidium (Mexiclinidium)
- Clinidium (Protainoa)
- Clinidium (Tainoa)
- Clinidium (Arctoclinidium)
- Clinidium (Clinidium s. str.)
Clinidium is a large genus with 5 subgenera and 64 species. Most species are neotropical, but there are a few in North America and one each in Europe and Japan.
A key to the subgenera of Clinidium is available here.
On the pronotum, the paramedian grooves are replaced by basal impressions and discal strioles. The elytra have their striation reduced to 5 or less. The eyes and hind wings are reduced. Most species have two tibial spurs on the middle or hind legs.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1978. Rhysodini of the World part I. A new classification of the tribe, and a synopsis of Omoglymmius subgenus Nitiglymmius, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 14: 43-88.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1985. Rhysodini of the World Part IV. Revisions of Rhyzodiastes and Clinidium, with new species in other genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21(1): 1-172.
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