Taxon profile


Nicrophorinae Kirby, 1837

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

Temporal range:Tertiary > Paleogene > Oligocene > Chattian – recent


Included taxa

Number of records: 4

genus Nicrophorus Fabricius, 1775 - sexton beetles
Tertiary: Pliocene – recent
genus Eonecrophorus Kurosawa, 1985
genus Ptomascopus Kraatz, 1876

Fossil taxa

genus Palaeosilpha Flach, 1890
Tertiary: Chattian

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 Nicrophorinae Kirby, 1837]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2019

Data source info

Derek S. Sikes, Ronald B. Madge & Alfred F. Newton (2002): A Catalog of the Nicrophorinae (Coleoptera : Silphidae) of the World, Magnolia Press
[Data retrieved on: 05 August 2008]

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extinct taxon