Pseudotetramera

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Pseudotetramera (Zoöl) A division of beetles having the fifth tarsal joint minute and obscure, so that there appear to be but four joints.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pseudotetramera In Westwood's system of classification, one of the four prime divisions of Coleoptera, including those beetles in which the tarsi are five-jointed, but the fourth joint is minute and concealed between the lobes of the preceding. It is equivalent to the Cryptopentamera of Burmeister and the Subpentamera of Latreille. It includes the large and important groups Rhynchophora, Longicornia, and Phytophaya.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Pseudo-, and Tetramerous

Usage

In literature:

Arthrium: Coleoptera; the minute, concealed tarsal joint in pseudotetramera and trimera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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