The holotype of Praepristus nepalensis Kirschenhofer, 1999 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini), the type species of the genus, is revised and it actually shows all basic characters of Platynini, not Lebiini: Pericalina as considered before. The genus is redescribed, based on fresh material, and the new transfer to the tribe Platynini is briefly discussed. Ten new species are described: P. cavicepsnew species, P. depressusnew species, P. foveicepsnew species, P. grandisnew species, P. kabakovinew species, P. similisnew species, P. sulcifernew species, P. testaceusnew species, and P. tonkinensisnew species all from Vietnam, and P. borneensisnew species from Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Both Colpodes planus Landin, 1955 and Notagonum rugifoveatus Louwerens, 1955 are newly transferred to Praepristus Kirschenhofer, 1999. A key to all 13 currently known species of the genus is given.