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Staphylinoidea

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Staphylinoidea is a superfamily of beetles. It is a very large and diverse group with worldwide distribution.

Characteristics

Most staphylinoids are middle-sized or small beetles with a pair of shortened elytra. The hind wings have no accessory posterior ridge (locking device), no wedge cell and apical cell. Abdominal 8th segment not entirely invaginated in the 7th. Head mostly without coronal suture.[1]

Systematics and evolution

Staphylinoidea contains the following subgroups:[2][3][4][5]

The unambiguous fossil record dates back to Triassic, and an early Mesozoic origin of the group is probable.[6]

References

  1. ^ M.Hansen. Phylogeny and classification of the staphyliniform beetle families (Coleoptera). Biologiske Skrifter 48, Copenhagen, 1997
  2. ^ Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
  3. ^ Beutel, R. G. and Leschen, R.A.B. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera) based on characters of larvae and adults. Systematic Entomology
  4. ^ J. F. Lawrence and A. F. Newton, Jr. 1995. Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). pp. 779-1006 In: J. Pakaluk & S. A. Slipinski (Eds.): Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Museum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa
  5. ^ "Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  6. ^ Grimaldi, D. and Engel, M.S. (2005). Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press
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Staphylinoidea: Brief Summary

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Staphylinoidea is a superfamily of beetles. It is a very large and diverse group with worldwide distribution.

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