Strict consensus cladogram of 16 equally most-parsimonious trees derived from cladistic analysis of 65 moriomorphine taxa, including the secondary outgroup Neonomius laevicollis, six primary outgroup taxa in Amblytelus and allied genera, and 58 ingroup terminals; 57 Mecyclothorax species plus two genitalic forms of M. andersoni. Species terminals are labeled with species name and three-letter abbreviation of relevant generic or subgeneric name. Full listing of included taxa along with subgeneric assignments is presented in Table 2. Cladistic analysis is based on 137 characters (see character descriptions for nature of each character Areas occupied by the included taxa indicated by abbreviations following species epithets: Bo, Borneo; EOZ, eastern Australia, i.e. east of the Nullarbor Plain; FP, French Polynesia, Tahiti; HI, Hawaiian Islands, Maui; Jv, Java; LH, Lord Howe Island; NC, New Caledonia; Nf, Norfolk Island; NNZ, North Island of New Zealand; NZ, generally distributed across New Zealand; OZ, generally distributed across Australia; PNG, Papua New Guinea; QOZ, restricted to Queensland, Australia; SNZ, South Island of New Zealand plus Chatham Islands; SP&A, St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands; WOZ, western Australia, i.e. west of the Nullarbor Plain.

  Part of: Liebherr JK (2018) Cladistic classification of Mecyclothorax Sharp (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Moriomorphini) and taxonomic revision of the New Caledonian subgenus Phacothorax Jeannel. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 65(1): 1-63.