Ginema

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Ginema is a genus of ground beetles (family Carabidae). The single described species, Ginema thomasi, is known only from Bolivia.[1]

Ginema
Scientific classification
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Subfamily:
Gineminae (disputed)

Ball & Shpeley, 2002
Tribe:
Ginemini

Ball & Shpeley, 2002
Genus:
Ginema

Ball, 2002
Species:
G. thomasi
Binomial name
Ginema thomasi
Ball, 2002

Its closest living relatives are unknown, and is sometimes separated as subfamily Gineminae. While this species certainly does not resemble any other tribe of ground beetles, it is not yet fully resolved whether treatment as a monotypic subfamily adequately expresses its phylogenetic position. Alternatively, Gineminae can be downranked to a tribe Ginemini within subfamily Harpalinae (particularly when these are loosely circumscribed) or a related lineage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gineminae Ball & Shpeley, 2002". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 30 Jun 2011.