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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: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Trechinae
Tribus: Bembidiini
Subtribus: Tachyina
Genus: Tachyta

Subgenera: T. (Australotachyta) – T. (Paratachyta) – T. (Tachyta)

Overview of species: T. acuticollis – T. alutacea – T. angulata – T. barda – T. brunnipennis – T. coracina – T. falli – T. gilloglyi – T. guineensis – T. hispaniolae – T. inornata – T. insularum – T. kirbyi – T. laticollis – T. maa – T. malayica – T. monostigma – T. nana – T. ovata – T. palmerstoni – T. parvicornis – T. philipi – T. picina – T. pseudovirens – T. punctipennis – T. quadrinotata – T. quadriplagiata – T. rexensis – T. subvirens – T. taiwanica – T. umbrosa – T. wallacei

Tachyta Kirby, 1837: 56

Type species: Tachyta picipes Kirby, 1837 (= Bembidium inornatum Say, 1823) (monotypy)

Australotachyta Baehr, 2013
Paratachyta Erwin, 1975

Primary references

Kirby, W. 1837. The insects. In: Richardson J. (Ed.), Fauna boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, RN. Part 4. J. Fletcher, Norwich; 325 + [2] pp., 8 pls. BHL Reference page.
Baehr, M. 2006. A new species of the genus Tachyta Kirby from northern Queensland, Australia, with the first record of T. brunnipennis (Mcleay) from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Bembidiinae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 96: 81–85. PDF Reference page.
Baehr, M.. 2013j. Two new species and a new subgenus of the genus Tachyta Kirby, 1837 from Australia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiini, Tachyina). Entomofauna 34(4): 65–80. full article (PDF). Reference page.


Tachyta – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Tachyta – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Tachyta is a genus of ground beetles in the family Carabidae. There are at least 30 described species in Tachyta.[1][2][3][4][5]


These 30 species belong to the genus Tachyta:

Tachyta acuticollis (Putzeys, 1875) c g
Tachyta alutacea Baehr, 2013 c g
Tachyta angulata Casey, 1918 i c g b
Tachyta barda (Darlington, 1962) c g
Tachyta brunnipennis (W.J.MacLeay, 1871) c g
Tachyta coracina (Putzeys, 1875) c g
Tachyta falli (Hayward, 1900) i c g b
Tachyta gilloglyi Erwin, 1975 c g
Tachyta guineensis Alluaud, 1933 c g
Tachyta hispaniolae (Darlington, 1934) c g
Tachyta inornata (Say, 1823) i b
Tachyta kirbyi Casey, 1918 i g
Tachyta laticollis Baehr, 2016 c g
Tachyta maa Erwin & Kavanaugh, 1999 c g
Tachyta malayica (Andrewes, 1925) c g
Tachyta monostigma (Andrewes, 1925) c g
Tachyta nana (Gyllenhal, 1810) i c g
Tachyta ovata Baehr, 1986 c g
Tachyta palmerstoni Baehr, 2006 c g
Tachyta parvicornis Notman, 1922 i c g b
Tachyta philipi Erwin, 1975 c g
Tachyta picina (Boheman, 1848) c g
Tachyta pseudovirens Bruneau de Miré, 1964 c g
Tachyta punctipennis Baehr, 2013 c g
Tachyta quadrinotata Baehr, 2016 c g
Tachyta quadriplagiata Baehr, 2014 c g
Tachyta rexensis Moore, 2001 c g
Tachyta subvirens Chaudoir, 1878 c g
Tachyta umbrosa (Motschulsky, 1851) c g
Tachyta wallacei (Andrewes, 1925) c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]

"Tachyta Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
"Browse Tachyta". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
"Tachyta". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
"Tachyta Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-05-07.

"Tachyta Kirby, 1837". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C., eds. (2000). American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849319259.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Bousquet, Yves (2010). Illustrated Identification Guide to Adults and Larvae of Northeastern North American Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pensoft Publishers.
Bousquet, Yves; Larochelle, André (1993). "Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae including Cicindelini) of America North of Mexico". Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada (167). ISSN 0071-075X.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Riley, K.; Browne, R. (2011). "Changes in ground beetle diversity and community composition in age structured forests (Coleoptera, Carabidae)". ZooKeys (147): 601–621. doi:10.3897/zookeys.147.2102. PMC 3286241. PMID 22371677.
Tian, M.; Huang, S.; Wang, D. (2017). "Discovery of a most remarkable cave-specialized trechine beetle from southern China (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae)". ZooKeys (725): 37–47. doi:10.3897/zookeys.725.21040. PMC 5769675. PMID 29362539.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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