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Genus Platynus

Platynus - Platynus decentis Platynus ovipennis? - Platynus ovipennis Platynus (s.str.) trifoveolatus  Beutenmüller - Platynus trifoveolatus Carabid - Platynus decentis Platynus? - Platynus cincticollis Atranus pubescens - Platynus angustatus Platynus megalops Platynus sp.? - Platynus cincticollis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Platynini
Genus Platynus
Explanation of Names
Platynus Bonelli 1810
Numbers
23 spp. in 6 subgenera in our area, probably >800 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
keys: to NA spp. except P. daviesi in(2); to eastern spp. in(3)
Range
Holarctic, Oriental, and Neotropical regions; by far more diverse in the Southern Hemisphere; in our area, 12 spp. in 2 subgenera in the east (of which 2 transcontinental), 4 subgenera in the west only (mostly sw. US)(1)