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Species Texaponium triplehorni

Texaponium triplehorni (Berry) - Texaponium triplehorni Texaponium triplehorni (Berry) - Texaponium triplehorni
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Pimeliinae
Tribe Edrotini
Genus Texaponium
Species triplehorni (Texaponium triplehorni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Texaponium triplehorni (Berry)
Orig. Comb: Cryptadius triplehorni Berry 1974
Explanation of Names
Patronym for coleopterist Charles A. Triplehorn
Numbers
Monotypic genus (Thomas 1984)
Range
Only known from Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX - Map (Thomas 1984)(1)
Habitat
Found on loose, sandy substrates (Thomas 1984)
Life Cycle
Fossorial (Thomas 1984)
Remarks
Texas considers this a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (2)
Print References
Berry, R.L. 1974. New species of Cryptadius from Texas and Sonora. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 76: 172-177. (Full Text)
Thomas, D.B. 1984. Texaponium, a new genus for Cryptadius triplehorni Berry (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 86: 658-659. (Full Text)