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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: Harpalinae
Supertribus: Lebiitae
Tribus: Lebiini
Subtribus: Cymindidina
Genus: Taridius

Species: T. abdominalis – T. andrewesi – T. birmanicus – T. coriaceus – T. disjunctus – T. fasciatus – T. jendeki – T. marginipennis – T. nilgiricus – T. opaculus – T. ornatus – T. pahangensis – T. piceus – T. sabahensis – T. stevensi – T. vietnamensis – T. wrasei – T. yunnanus

Taridius Chaudoir, 1875: 7

Type species: Taridius opaculus Chaudoir, 1875 (monotypy)

Perseus Kirschenhofer, 2003
Taroidius Rye, 1877

Taridius fasciatus and Taridius abdominalis - ZooKeys-244-067-g003

Taridius fasciatus (13), Taridius abdominalis (14)

Taridius coriaceus and Taridius disjunctus - ZooKeys-244-067-g004

Taridius coriaceus (15) and Taridius disjunctus (16)

Primary references

Chaudoir, M. de 1875. Genres aberrants du groupe des cymindides. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 49(3): 1–61. BHL Reference page.
Fedorenko, D.N. 2012. Notes on the genus Taridius Chaudoir, 1875 (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), with descriptions of six new species from Vietnam. ZooKeys 244: 67–89. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.244.3836 Reference page.


Taridius – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Taridius – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

Taridius is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species:[1] The genus was described by Chaudoir in 1875.

Taridius andrewesi Emden, 1937
Taridius birmanicus (Bates, 1892)
Taridius birmanicus Bates, 1892
Taridius jendeki Kirschenhofer, 2010
Taridius niger Andrewes, 1935
Taridius nilgiricus Andrewes, 1935
Taridius opaculus Chaudoir, 1875
Taridius pahangensis (Kirschenhofer, 2003
Taridius sabahensis (Kirschenhofer, 2003)
Taridius stevensi Andrewes, 1923
Taridius vietnamensis (Kirschenhofer, 1996)
Taridius wrasei Kirschenhofer, 2010


Species of the Carabidae, including the genus Taridius, are predatory ground beetles. The adults can fly but may not choose to do so. They have biting mouthparts, a flattened body shape and hard, protective elytra covering the membranous hind wings. Both adults and larvae are predators although they may also eat some plant matter and are probably scavengers as well.[2] Adults often shelter under objects during the day and emerge at night to hunt. These beetles can usually be found under the bark of trees or in the foliage, under rocks and rotten logs or in crevices in the ground. Taridius species are mainly found in tropical habitats in South East Asia.

"Taridius Chaudoir, 1875a: 7". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 6 Jul 2011.
""Model of succession in degraded areas based on carabid beetles Coleoptera Carabidae" Lovei & Sunderland". Annual Review of Entomology. 1996.

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