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Leiodidae Fleming 1821

Round fungus beetles, Small carrion beetles, Mammal-nest beetles

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Several of the groups treated here as subfamilies (or even tribes on higher branches) have been treated by some authors as separate families.
taxon links [up-->]Cholevinae [up-->]Camiarinae [up-->]Coloninae [up-->]Catopocerinae [up-->]Leiodinae [up-->]Platypsyllinae extinct icon extinct icon Monophyly UncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Staphylinoidea Interpreting the tree
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Tree after Newton 1998, 2005.
Containing group: Staphylinoidea

Other Names for Leiodidae Fleming 1821


Newton, A. F., Jr. 1998. Phylogenetic problems, current classification and generic catalog of world Leiodidae (including Cholevidae), pp. 41-178. In: P. M. Giachino & S. B. Peck (eds.), Phylogeny and evolution of subterranean and endogean Cholevidae (=Leiodidae Cholevinae). Proceedings of XX I.C.E., Firenze, 1996. Atti Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino. 295 pp.

Newton, A. F. 2005 (in press). 11. Staphylinoidea. 11.4. Leiodidae Fleming, 1821. In: Coleoptera, Vol. I. Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). Handbook of Zoology Vol. IV, Arthropoda: Insecta (ed. by Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G., vol. ed. by Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B.). De Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

Peck, S. B. 2001. Leiodidae. pp. 250-258 in Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 1. Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xvi + 443 pp.

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Scientific Name Colon clavigerum
Reference Reitter, Edmund. 1908. Die Käfer des Deutschen Reiches. Band 2. Fauna Germanica. K. G. Lutz Verlag, Stuttgart.
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