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order

beetles
Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - Insects

Temporal range:Lower Perimian - recent

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Important groups

Carabidae - ground and tiger beetles, Dytiscidae - predacious diving beetles, Dermestidae - skin beetles, Bostrichidae - branch-and-twig borers, Anobiidae - death-watch beetles, Ptinidae - spider beetles, Nitidulidae - sap beetles, Erotylidae - pleasing fungus beetles, Coccinellidae - ladybird beetles, Melandryidae - false darkling beetles, Mordellidae - tumbling flower beetles, Oedemeridae - false blister beetles, Anthicidae - ant-like flower beetles, Meloidae - blister beetles, Tenebrionidae - darkling beetles, Chrysomelidae - leaf beetles, Bruchidae - seed beetles, Curculionoidea - weevils, Cerambycoidea, Melyridae - soft-winged flower beetles, Trogossitidae - bark-gnawing beetles, Cleridae - checkered beetles, Chelonariidae - turtle beetles, Byrrhidae - pill or moss beetles, Buprestidae - jewel beetles, Elateridae - click beetles, Lycidae - net-winged beetles, Lampyridae - fireflies, Drilidae, Cantharidae - soldier beetles, Glaphyridae - bumble bee scarab beetles, Lucanidae - stag beetles, Geotrupidae - earth-boring dung beetles, Scarabaeidae - scarabs, Hydrophilidae - water scavenger beetles, Histeridae - Clown beetles, Silphidae - carrion beetles, Staphylinidae - rove beetles, Cupedidae - reticulated beetles
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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 6

suborder Archostemata Kolbe, 1908
suborder Myxophaga Crowson, 1955
suborder Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806
suborder Polyphaga Emery, 1886

Coleoptera incertae sedis

genus Adiphlebia Scudder, 1885

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Data source info

Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807

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Explanations

extinct taxon