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Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

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: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Agabinae
Genus: Hydrotrupes
Species (3): H. chinensis – H. palpalis – ✝H. prometheus[1][2][3]
[source: Nilsson (2003)]



  • Alarie, Y.; Spangler, P.J.; Perkins, P.D. 1998: Study of the larvae of Hydrotrupes palpalis Sharp (Coleoptera: Adephaga, Dytiscidae) with implications for the phylogeny of the Colymbetinae. Coleopterists bulletin, 52(4): 313–332. JSTOR
  • Balke, M. 2005: 7.6. Dytiscidae Leach, 1915[sic!] Pp. 90-116 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 3110171309 contents limited preview
  • Beutel, R.G. 1994: On the systematic position of Hydrotrupes palpalis Sharp (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Aquatic insects, 16(3): 157–164. DOI: 10.1080/01650429409361550
  • Larson, D.J.; Alarie, Y.; Roughley, R.E. 2000: Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska. NRC Research Press, Ottawa. ISBN 0660179679 [not seen]
  • Nilsson, A.N. 2003: Dytiscidae: XII. A new species of Hydrotrupes Sharp from China, an example of Pacific intercontinental disjunction (Coleoptera). Pp. 279-284 in Jäch, M.A.; Ji, L. (eds.) Water beetles of China. Volume 3. Zoologisch - Botanische Gesellschaft, Vienna. [not seen]
  • Sharp, D. 1882: On aquatic carnivorous Coleoptera or Dytiscidae. Scientific transactions of the Royal Dublin Society (2), 2: 179–1003, plates VII-XVIII. Internet Archive BHL


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_in_arthropod_paleontology#Newly_named_Coleoptera
  2. http://amber-inclusions.dk/new-species-dytiscidae-agabinae
  3. R. Antonio Gómez and Anders L. Damgaard (2014). "A rare diving beetle from Baltic Amber: Hydrotrupes prometheus new species reveals former widespread distribution of the genus (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae)". Journal of Paleontology 88 (4): 814–822. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1666/13-017