Psalidognathus friendi

Psalidognathus friendii Colombia


Taxonavigation: Chrysomeloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Cerambycidae
Subfamilia: Prioninae
Tribus: Prionini
Genus: Psalidognathus
Species: Psalidognathus friendi



Psalidognathus friendii (Gray, 1831)


  • Psalidognathus friendii sallei (Thomson, 1858)


  • testaceus (Thomson, 1877)
  • viridiobscurus (Thomson, 1877)
  • violaceus (Thomson, 1877)
  • subniger (Thomson, 1877)
  • ater (Thomson, 1877)
  • deyrollei (Thomson, 1877)
  • superbus (White, 1845)
  • limenius (Erichson, 1847)
  • incas (Thomson, 1859)
  • boucardii (Thomson, 1874)
  • gloriosus (Thomson, 1880)



The species is distributed in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela


  • Gray, G. 1831. Plates 6 and 14 (Psalidognathus Friendii). The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary addition to each order (inserted in “Supplement on insects in general” 14: 29–123).
  • Gray, G.R., 1832. In Griffith, E. The Animal Kingdom Arranged In Conformity With Its Organization, By The Baron Cuvier 14: 140 pls; 15: pp 1–796. Text BHL plates BHL Reference page. : 2, 115.
  • Quentin, R.M.; Villiers, A. 1983: Note sur les Psalidognathus Gray. Description de quatre formes nouvelles; désignation d’un néotype et de lectotypes (Col., Cerambycidae, Prioninae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.), 19 (4): 441–446.
  • Santos-Silva, A.; Komiya, Z. 2012: Contribution towards the knowledge of Psalidognathus Gray, 1831 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae). Insecta mundi, (0247 ) full article (PDF)
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