Rhadine ozarkensis Sanderson & Miller, 1941:39

Ozark Cave ground beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Agonum ozarkense Sanderson & Miller, 1941:39


Conservation Status

Last record: 20 January 1940 (Sanderson & Miller, 1941:39)

Rediscovered in September 2013



Fincher('s) Cave, Washington County, Arkansas, USA


Biology & Ecology




"Holotype: Illinois Natural History Survey. Paratypes: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Snow Entomology Museum, University of Kansas."[/i]

(Robison & Allen, 1995:97)






Original scientific description:

Sanderson, M. W. and Miller, A. (1941). A new species of ground beetle of the genus Rhadine from an Arkansas cave (Coeloptera: Carabidae). Proc. Ark. Acad. Sci. 1: 39-40.


Other references:

Barr, Thomas C., Jnr. (1960). The Cavernicolous Beetles of the Subgenus Rhadine, Genus Agonum (Coleoptera: Carabidae). American Midland Naturalist 64(1): 45-65. [Abstract]

Bosquet, Y. (2012). Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico. ZooKeys 245: 1‑1722.

Robison, Henry W. and Allen, Robert T. (1995). Only in Arkansas: A Study of the Endemic Plants and Animals of the State. University of Arkansas Press, 121 pp.

Skvarla, Michael Joseph, Fisher, Danielle M., Schnepp, Kyle E. and Dowling, Ashley P. G. (2015). Terrestrial arthropods of Steel Creek, Buffalo National River, Arkansas. I. Select beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionoidea excluding Scolytinae). Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6832.


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