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Hydrobius fuscipes
Taxonavigation: Hydrophiloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Hydrophiloidea

Familia: Hydrophilidae
Subfamilia: Hydrophilinae
Tribus: Hydrobiusini
Genus: Hydrobius
Species (9): H. arcticus – H. convexus – H. fuscipes – H. melaenus – H. orientalis – H. pauper – H. pui – H. punctistriatus – H. tumidus

[source: Jia & Short (2009)]


  • Hydrobius Leach, 1815
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Dytiscus fuscipes Linnaeus, 1758
      • Fixation: subsequent designation by Hope (1838)
    • placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by ICZN (1990: 71)



  • Fikáček, M.; Hájek, J.; Schmied, H. 2011: On the identity of the fossil aquatic beetles from the Tertiary localities in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Graben (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Dytiscidae). ZooKeys, 78: 15–25. ISSN: 1313-2970 (online) ISSN: 1313-2989 (print) DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.78.800
  • Hansen, M. 1991: The hydrophilid beetles: phylogeny, classification and a revision of the genera (Coleoptera, Hydrophiloidea). Biologiske skrifter, 40 ISSN: 0366-3612 ISBN 87-7304-226-9 Google books
  • ICZN 1990: OPINION 1577. Hydrobius Leach, 1815 (Insecta, Coleoptera): Dytiscus fuscipes Linnaeus, 1758 conserved as type species, and Berosus Leach, 1817 (Insecta, Coleoptera): conserved. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 47(1): 71–72. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BHL BioStor
  • Jia, F. 1995: Studies on Hydrobius Leach of China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Supplement to the journal of the Sun Yatsen University, (2): 131–133.
  • Jia, F.; Short, A.E.Z. 2009: Description of Hydrobius orientalis sp. n., the first species of the subtribe Hydrobiusina from the Oriental Region (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilini). Aquatic insects, 31(1): 25–29. DOI: 10.1080/01650420802448523 PDF

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