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The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.

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Containing group: Myxophaga


Beutel, R.G. 1999. Phylogenetic analysis of Myxophaga (Coleoptera) with a redescription of Lepicerus horni (Lepiceridae). Zool. Anz., (1998/99):291-308.

Beutel, R.G., D.R. Maddison, and A. Haas. 1999. Phylogenetic analysis of Myxophaga (Coleoptera) using larval characters. Systematic Entomology, 24:171-192.

Endr?dy-Younga, S. 1997. Active extraction of water-dissolved oxygen and descriptions of new taxa of Torridincolidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 36(24):313-332.

Reichardt, H. 1973. A critical study of the suborder Myxophaga, with a taxonomic revision of the Brazilian Torridincolidae and Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera). Arquivos de Zoologia, S. Paulo 24(2):73-162.

Reichardt, H. and S. A. Vanin. 1976. Two new Torridincolidae from Serra do Cip?, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Coleoptera, Myxophaga). Studia Entomologica 19(1-4):211-218

Sato, M. 1982. Discovery of Torridincolidae in Japan. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses, 55, 276-283

Spangler, P. J. 1980. A new species of Ytu from Brazil (Coleoptera: Torridincolidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 34(2):145-158.

Steffan, A. W. 1964. Torridincolidae, coleopterorum nova familia e regione aethiopica. Entomologische Zeitschrift, 74, 193-200.

Vanin, S. A. and C. Costa. 2001. Description of immature stages of Claudiella ingens Reichardt & Vanin, 1976 and comparative notes on other Torridincolidae (Coleoptera, Torridincolidae). Aquatic Insects 23(1):1-10.

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Maddison, David R. 1995. Torridincolidae. Version 01 January 1995 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Torridincolidae/9050/1995.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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