Calosoma (Carabomimus) orizabae Jeannel, 1940

Carabomimus orizabae Jeannel, 1940: 226 (type locality: Veracruz, Orizaba); holotype ♂ Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [examined]
Calosoma (Carabomimus) orizabae Gidaspow, 1959: 289

Length 22-24 mm. From the state of Vera Cruz, Jeannel had described, on a single specimen, Carabomimus orizabae, that he presumed should have been captured on the slopes of the volcano Orizaba, where also C. striatulum is present.
The type specimen, object of the description, has a penis of the same model than C. striatulum, albeit with apex slightly thicker, but the body is slightly longer, the elytra more elongated (although the proportions given by Jeannel: "three times longer than wide " are exaggerated) and without trace of striae.
Later, one more individual has been identified (Ball det.) in the collection of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. This individual, however, was collected far away, in the state of Guanajuato, most probably in the nineteenth century.
Gidaspow (1959: 289) did not see this species and no more specimens are known. Therefore, we remain uncertain as to its true systematic position and actual distribution.

Examined specimens
Mexico. Vera Cruz: Orizaba (holotype MNHN); Guanajuato (MNHN)

Notes: Brachypterous. According to Erwin (2007: 99), it lives around 1250 m altitude. No more information is available.

Calosoma (Carabomimus) orizabae
Jeannel, 1940
Mexico: Vera Cruz, Orizaba
(Typus) (coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Carabomimus) orizabae
Jeannel, 1940
Mexico: Guanajuato, ex Musaeo W. Bates, Salle coll.
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
last review April 21 2019