Pseudanophthalmus fowlerae Barr, 1980

Fowler's cave beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1965
Rediscovered in ?



Tennessee, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barr, T. C., Jr. 1980. New species groups of Pseudanophthalmus from the central basin of Tennessee (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae). Brimleyana No. 3: pp. 85-96.


Other references:

Barr, T. C., Jr. 1959. New cave beetles (Carabidae, Trechini) from Tennessee and Kentucky. J. Tenn. Acad. Sci. 34:5-30.

Barr, T. C., Jr. 1965. The Pseudanophthalmus of the Appalachian Valley (Coleoptera: Carabidae) American Midland Naturalist 73:41-72.

Barr, T. C., Jr. 1979. The taxonomy, distribution, and affinities of Neaphaenops, with Notes on associated species of Pseudanophthalmus (Coleoptera, Carabidae). American Museum Novitates no. 2682: 20 pp.

Barr, T. C., Jr. 1981. Pseudanophthalmus from Appalachian caves (Coleoptera: Carabidae): the engelhardti complex. Brimleyana 5:37-94.

Barr, T. C., Jr. (2004). A classification and checklist of the genus Pseudanophthalmus Jeannel: (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae). Special Publication of the Virginia Museum of Natural History No. 11. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA. 52 pp.

Barr, T. C. and S. B. Peck. 1965. Occurrence of a troglobitic Pseudanophthalmus outside of a cave (Coleoptera: Carabidae). American Midland Naturalist 73:73-74.

Elliott, William R. 1998. Conservation of the North American cave and karst biota. Elsevier Science Subterranean Biota (Ecosystems of the World Series).

Niemiller, Matthew L. et al. (2017). Rediscovery and conservation status of six short-range endemic Pseudanophthalmus cave beetles (Carabidae: Trechini). Insect Conservation and Diversity. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12263 [Abstract]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1989a. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; animal notice of review. Federal Register, Department of the Interior 54(4): 554-579.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2003. Candidate assessment and listing priority assignment form for Pseudanophthalmus colemanensis Barr, Coleman Cave beetle, Pseudanophthalmus fowlerae Barr, Fowler's Cave beetle, Pseudanophthalmus insularis Barr, Insular Cave beetle, Pseudanophthalmus tiresias Barr, Soothsayer Cave beetle, Pseudanophthalmus paulus Barr, Noblett's cave beetle. Unpublished document.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2004. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants: Review of species that are candidates or proposed for listing as endangered or threatened: Notice of Findings of Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions. Federal Register 69: 24876-24904 (04 May 2004).


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