Revision of Rhadine LeConte (Coleoptera, Carabidae) I. The subterranea group

  • Barr Jr. T
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The subterranea group of Rhadine LeConte includes 11 species, five of which are regarded as polytypic. The group is restricted to limestone caves in central Texas, and all its species are troglobites. Species and subspecies treated are: subterranea subterranea (Van Dyke), new status; subterranea mitchelli, new subspecies; russelli, new species; noctivaga, new species; austinica, new species; speca speca (Barr), new status; speca gentilis, new subspecies; speca crinicollis, new subspecies; exilis (Barr and Lawrence); persephone, new species; tenebrosa tenebrosa (Barr), new status; tenebrosa mckenziei, new subspecies; insolita, new species; infernalis infernalis (Barr and Lawrence); infernalis ewersi (Barr); koepkei koepkei (Barr), new status; koepkei privata, new subspecies. Keys are provided for determining (a) species groups of Rhadine and (b) species and subspecies of the subterranea group.

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