Taxon profile


Adephaga Schellenberg, 1806

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles

Scientific synonyms

incl. Caraboidea Latreille, 1802

Temporal range:Jurassic > Upper Jurassic – recent


Included taxa

Number of records: 17

family Amphizoidae LeConte, 1853 - trout-stream beetles
family Aspidytidae Ribera, Beutel, Balke & Vogler, 2002
family Carabidae Latreille, 1802 - ground and tiger beetles
Cretaceous: Upper Cretaceous – recent
family Dytiscidae Leach, 1815 - predacious diving beetles
Cretaceous: Berriasian – recent
family Gyrinidae Latreille, 1810 - whirligig beetles
family Haliplidae Aubé, 1836 - crawling water beetles
family Hygrobiidae Régimbart, 1878
family Meruidae Spangler & Steiner, 2005
family Noteridae C. G. Thomson, 1860 - burrowing water beetles
family Rhysodidae Laporte, 1840 - wrinkled bark beetles
family Trachypachidae C. G. Thomson, 1857

Fossil taxa

family Colymbothetidae Ponomarenko, 1993
family Coptoclavidae Ponomarenko, 1961
Jurassic: Upper Jurassic
family Liadytidae Ponomarenko, 1977
family Parahygrobiidae Ponomarenko, 1977
family Triaplidae Ponomarenko, 1977
family Tritarsidae Hong, 2002

Links and literature

EN Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 [as Adephaga]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2019

Data source info

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra
Australian Faunal Directory Checklist Output
Generation Date: October 17, 2008 08:57:20 AMGMT
[Data retrieved on: 18 November 2008]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Audisio, Prof. Paolo (ed.). 2006. Caraboidea. Fauna Europaea version 1.1,
[Data retrieved on: 03 September 2006]

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