Tangarona pensusRoss T. Bell
Tangarona is a monotypic genus from New Zealand.
Bell and Bell (1978) initially proposed the name Tangaroa for this genus. This name was, however, preoccupied, so it was changed to Tangarona (Bell and Bell 1982).
Tangarona pensus has two setae on the labrum. The pronotum is entirely without setae. There are minor setae on antennomeres VI-X. The prefrontal pits are absent, and the postantennal pits are small. The basal impressions of the pronotum are less than 0.25 of the length of the pronotum. The discal striole is indistinct. The eye is reduced, and it is longer than deep. The hind wings are vestigial.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1978. Rhysodini of the World part I. A new classification of the tribe, and a synopsis of Omoglymmius subgenus Nitiglymmius, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 14: 43-88.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1979. Rhysodini of the World part II. Revisions of the smaller genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 15: 377-446.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1982. Rhysodini of the World Part III. Revision of Omoglymmius Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae) and substitutions for preoccupied generic names. Quaestiones Entomologicae 18: 127-259.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1985. Rhysodini of the World Part IV. Revisions of Rhyzodiastes and Clinidium, with new species in other genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21(1): 1-172.
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