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1 April 2011 Revision of the Checkered Beetle Genus Placopterus Wolcott (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae)
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The genus Placopterus Wolcott, comprised of Placopterus plumbeus (Gorham), Placopterus rufipes (Schenkling), and Placopterus thoracicus (Olivier), is revised. Enoclerus thoracicus var. pallipes Wolcott and Clerus thoracicus subcostatus Schaeffer are relegated junior synonyms of P. thoracicus. Placopterus is considered the sister taxon of Perilypus, and P. plumbeus and P. rufipes are assessed sister species. Placopterus thoracicus is considered the most morphologically apomorphic of the genus. Lectotypes are designated for Poecilochroa plumbea Gorham, P. rufipes, and Clerus thoracicus Olivier

Weston Opitz "Revision of the Checkered Beetle Genus Placopterus Wolcott (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113(2), 137-153, (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.113.2.137
Published: 1 April 2011
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