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Staphylinoidea Latreille 1802

Agathidium Nicrophorus quadrimaculatus Matthews, 1888
taxon links [down<--]Polyphaga [up-->]Hydraenidae [up-->]Ptiliidae [up-->]Agyrtidae [up-->]Leiodidae Monophyly Uncertain [up-->]Staphylinidae [up-->]Scydmaenidae [up-->]Silphidae Interpreting the tree
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Phylogeny after Lawrence and Newton 1982, Caterino et al. 2005, and Beutel and Leschen 2005.
Containing group: Polyphaga


Beutel, R. G. and Leschen, R. A. B. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera) based on characters of larvae and adults. Systematic Entomology (2005),DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2005.00293.x

Caterino, M. S., T. Hunt, and A. P.Vogler. 2005. On the constitution and phylogeny of Staphyliniformia (Insecta:Coleoptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 655 -672. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.11.012

Lawrence, J. F. and A. F. Newton. 1982. Evolution and classification of beetles. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 13: 261-290.

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Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Agathidium
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Copyright © 1995 David R. Maddison
Scientific Name Nanosella
Location Chile
Comments Fully winged specimen, wings removed
Acknowledgements Specimen slide made by A. F. Newton
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By A. F. Newton
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult
Copyright © 2003
Scientific Name Nicrophorus quadrimaculatus Matthews, 1888
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Copyright © 1995 David R. Maddison
Scientific Name Staphylinidae
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 1995 David R. Maddison
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