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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: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Staphylinina
Genus: Creophilus
Species (12): C. albertisi – C. erythrocephalus – C. flavipennis – C. galapagensis – C. huttoni – C. imitator – C. incanus – C. lanio – C. maxillosus – C. oculatus – C. rekohuensis – C. variegatus


Creophilus Leach, 1819: 172

  • Type species: Staphylinus maxillosus Linnaeus, 1758 fixed by subsequent designation by ICZN 1959: 141 (Opinion 546).


  • Saprophilus Streubel, 1839: 136
    • Type species Staphylinus maxillosus Linnaeus, 1758, fixed by monotypy.
  • Creophagus — Streubel, 1839: 137 [lapsus for Creophilus]


Primary references[edit]

  • Leach, W.E. 1819. [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL Reference page.  [original description: p. 172]

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