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