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Aspidytes wrasei, paratype female
Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Aspidytidae
Genera (1): Aspidytes



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  • Balke, M.; Ribera, I.; Beutel, R.G. 2005: The systematic position of Aspidytidae, the diversification of Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera, Adephaga) and the phylogenetic signal of third codon positions. Journal of zoological systematics & evolutionary research, 43: 223–242. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0469.2005.00318.x
  • Beutel, R.G.; Balke, M.; Ribera, I. 2010: 3.1. Aspidytidae Ribera, Beutel, Balke and Vogler, 2002. Pp. 21-28 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia 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 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
  • Michat, M.C. et al. 2014: Description of the second and third instars of Aspidytes wrasei Balke, Ribera & Beutel, 2003, with comments on the identification of larvae of Aspidytes Ribera, Beutel, Balke & Vogler, 2002 (Coleoptera: Aspidytidae), and phylogenetic considerations. Zootaxa 3881(4): 362–372. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3881.4.4 Reference page
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  • Ribera, I.; Beutel, R.G.; Balke, M.; Vogler, A.P. 2002: Discovery of Aspidytidae, a new family of aquatic Coleoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), 269: 2351–2356. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2157 PDF, PDF


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cliff water beetles
русский: Аспидитиды
中文: 壁甲科