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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Ptiliidae
Subfamilia: Acrotrichinae
Tribus (2): Acrotrichini – Nephanini

Overview of genera (10)[edit]

Acrotrichis – Baeocrara – Chirostirca – Microtrichis – Nephanes – Petrotrichis – Phytotelmatrichis – Ptiliopycna – Smicrus – Storicricha

Placement uncertain (5)[edit]

Actinopteryx – Etronia – Neotrichopteryx – Ptiliodes – Rioneta


Acrotrichinae Reitter, 1909 (1856)

Type genus: Acrotrichis Motschulsky, 1848


  • Hall, W.E. 2005. 11.2 Ptiliidae Erichson, 1845. Pp. 251–261 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.), Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-017130-9. DOI for chapter 11: doi: 10.1515/9783110904550.223 Reference page.  [See pp. 251 (generic checklist), 257 (description)]
  • Johnson, C. 1988: Revision of Sri Lankan acrotrichines (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae). Revue suisse de zoologie 95(1): 257–275. BHL Reference page. [See p. 258; description]
  • Reitter, E. 1909. Fauna Germanica. Die Käfer des Deutschen Reiches. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. II. Band. K. G. Lutz, Stuttgart, 392 pp., pls. 41–80. [1909 (title page); 1 Jan 1910 (Ent. Bericht. 3 (51): 40); Feb 1910 (Ent. Litteraturbl.)] Online version. PDF (156 mb). Reference page

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