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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Histeroidea

Familia: Histeridae
Subfamilia: Histerinae
Tribus: Platysomatini
Genus: Aulacosternus
Species: A. caledoniae – A. zelandicus

Aulacosternus Marseul, 1853

Aulacosternus Marseul, 1853
Sternaulax Marseul, 1862

Type species

Aulacosternus zelandicus Marseul, 1853, by subsequent designation by Mazur (1984: 253) [in error as 'by monotypy']

cited sources

Marseul, S.A., de 1853: Essai monographique sur la famille des Histérides. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (3), 1: 131–160, 177-294. Internet Archive BHL
Marseul, S.A., de 1862: Supplément à la monographie des Histérides. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (4), 2: 669–720. Internet Archive BHL
Mazur, S. 1984: A world catalogue of Histeridae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Polskie pismo entomologiczne, 54: 1–379.

Additional references

Ôhara, M.; Mazur, S. 2000: A revision of the genera of the tribe Platysomatini (Coleoptera, Histeridae, Histerinae). Part 3: Redescriptions of the type species of Althanus, Caenolister, Idister, Diister, Placodes, Plaesius, Hyposolenus and Aulacosternus. Insecta Matsumurana (n.s.), 57: 1–37. PDF
Wenzel, R.L. 1955: The histerid beetles of New Caledonia (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Fieldiana, zoology, 37(23): 601–634, plates 14-16. Internet Archive BHL

Aulacosternus is a genus of beetles belonging to the family Histeridae.[1]

The species of this genus are found in New Zealand.[1]


Aulacosternus caledoniae (Fauvel, 1891)
Aulacosternus zelandicus Marseul, 1853
Sternaulax laevis Sharp, 1876


"Aulacosternus Marseul, 1853". www.gbif.org. Retrieved 30 May 2021.

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