Carabdytes plantaris Sharp, 1882



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rhantus plantaris Sharp, 1882


Conservation Status

Last record: 1882 or before

Rediscovered in 2000 or prior



New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sharp, David. (1882). On aquatic carnivorous Coleoptera or Dytiscidae. Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 2: 179-1003, pl. 6-18.


Other references:

Balke, Michael, Hájek, Jiří and Hendrich, Lars (2017). Generic reclassification of species formerly included in Rhantus Dejean (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Colymbetinae). Zootaxa. 4258 (1): 91-100. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4258.1.7

Balke, M., Kovac, D., Hendrich, L. & Flechtner, G. (2000). Rediscovery of the New Zealand diving beetle Rhantus plantaris Sharp, and notes on the south west Australian R. simulans Régimbart, with an identification key (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 27(3): 223-227. [Abstract]


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