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This genus is very similar to Laccophilus Leach, 1815, with the major difference being presence of apically acute metatibial spurs in Laccoporus (apically bifid in Laccophilus). However, this character has been shown to be reversible in Laccophilus, even though rarely so (Balke et al. 1997). We suspect that a study of DNA sequence data will reveal Laccoporus in a position within Laccophilus.
Laccoporus viator Balfour-Browne, 1939: 104, by original designation.
- Zhao, S; Jia, F; Balke, M; 2011: Rhantus fengi sp. n. from Xizang, China, and notes on Laccoporus nigritulus (Gschwendtner) (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) ZooKeys, 94: 61-71. doi
- Balke M, Larson D, Hendrich L (1997) A review of the New Guinea species of Laccophilus with notes on regional melanism (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Tropical Zoology 10 (2):295-320.