AmblyteliniDavid R. Maddison
Monophyly of Amblytelini and relationship to PsydriniThis group of carabids is clearly monophyletic, as indicated by both morphological (Baehr, 1999) and molecular (Maddison et al., 1999) data. The molecular data is particularly compelling.
These beetles have typically been placed with the Psydrini, but there seems to be no evidence available for such a relationship (Baehr, 1999; Maddison et al., 1999).
Baehr, M. 1999 (1998). A preliminary survey of the classification of Psydrinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae). In Phylogeny and classification of Caraboidea (Coleoptera: Adephaga), Proceedings of a Symposium (28 August, 1996, Florence, Italy) XX International Congress of Entomology (G.E. Ball, A. Casale, and A. Vigna Tagliani, eds.), Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturale Torino, 1998:359-368.
Maddison, D.R., M.D. Baker, and K.A. Ober. 1999. Phylogeny of carabid beetles as inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Systematic Entomology, 24:103-138.
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