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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: Archostemata
Familiae (8): Crowsoniellidae - Cupedidae - Jurodidae - Micromalthidae - Ommatidae - †Magnocoleidae - †Obrieniidae - †Triadocupedidae
[source: Bouchard et al. (2011)]


  • Bouchard, P. et al. 2011. Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta). ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 reference page 
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  • Beutel, R.G.; Friedrich, F. 2008: The phylogeny of Archostemata (Coleoptera) and new approaches in insect morphology. Entomologia generalis, 31: 141-154.
  • Beutel, R.G.; Ge, S.-Q.; Hörnschemeyer, T. 2008: On the head morphology of Tetraphalerus, the phylogeny of Archostemata and the basal branching events in Coleoptera. Cladistics, 24: 270-298. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00186.x
  • Friedrich, F.; Farrell, B.D.; Beutel, R.G. 2008: The thoracic morphology of Archostemata and the relationships of the extant suborders of Coleoptera (Hexapoda). Cladistics, 24: 1-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2008.00233.x
  • Ge, S.-Q.; Hörnschemeyer, T.; Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R.G. 2011: Is Crowsoniella relicta really a cucujiform beetle? Systematic entomology, 36(1): 175-179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00552.x
  • Grebennikov, V.V. 2004: Review of larval morphology of the beetle suborder Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) with emphasis on first-instar chaetotaxy. European journal of entomology, 101: 273-292. PDF
  • Hörnschemeyer, T. 2005: 5. Archostemata Kolbe, 1908. Pp. 29-42 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.
  • Hörnschemeyer, T. 2009: The species-level phylogeny of archostematan beetles—where do Micromalthus debilis and Crowsoniella relicta belong? Systematic entomology, 34: 533-558. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00476.x
  • Hörnschemeyer, T.; Goebbels, J.; Weidemann, G.; Faber, C.; Haase, A. 2006: The head morphology of Ascioplaga mimeta (Coleoptera: Archostemata) and the phylogeny of Archostemata. European journal of entomology, 103: 409-423. PDF
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Nel, A.; Collomb, F.-M. 2010: New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n.s.), 46: 216-227. ISSN: 0037-9271
  • Lawrence, J.F. 1999: The Australian Ommatidae (Coleoptera: Archostemata): new species, larva and discussion of relationships. Invertebrate taxonomy, 13: 369-390. doi: 10.1071/IT99008
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2003 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 1: Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-73-0, p. 25
  • Rozen, J.G., jr. 1963: Two pupae of the primitive suborder Archostemata (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 65(4): 307-310.
  • Tan, J.; Ren, D. 2009: Mesozoic archostematan fauna from China. Science Press, Beijing. ISBN 7030246073 ISBN 9787030246073 [not seen]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: archostematans
日本語: ナガヒラタムシ亜目 (始原亜目)
русский: Архостемата
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