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Taxonavigation: Lepiceroidea 

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: Myxophaga
Superfamilia: Lepiceroidea

Familia: Lepiceridae
Genera (1 + 1†): Lepicerus – Lepichelus – †Haplochelus


  • Lepiceridae Hinton, 1936 (1882)


  • Cyathoceridae Sharp, 1882
  • Lepiceridae Hinton, 1936 (1882)
  • Haplochelidae Kirejtshuk & Poinar, 2006
    • Original status: valid familia
    • Type genus: Haplochelus Kirejtshuk & Poinar, 2006
      • Citation: yes [p. 156]
    • Stem: Haplochel-
    • Authority for synonymy: Ge, Friedrich & Beutel, 2010: 336 ('based on the results of the analyses and the great homogeneity we synonymize †Haplochelidae with Lepiceridae')

Type genus[edit]


  • Arce-Pérez, R.; Navarrete-Heredia, J.L.; Beutel, R.G. 2005: 6.1. Lepiceridae Hinton, 1936 (= Cyathoceridae). P. 45 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.
  • Anton, E.; Beutel, R.G. 2006: On the head morphology of Lepiceridae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) and the systematic position of the family and suborder. European journal of entomology, 103: 85–95. PDF
  • Ge, S.-Q.; Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R.G. 2010: On the systematic position and taxonomic rank of the extinct myxophagan †Haplochelus (Coleoptera). Insect systematics & evolution, 41(4): 329–338. doi: 10.1163/187631210X537385
  • Hinton, H.E. 1936: Lepiceridae - a new name for the Cyathoceridae. Lepicerinus - a new name for the scolytid genus Lepicerus Eichh. (Coleoptera). Annals and magazine of natural history (10), 17(100): 472–473. doi: 10.1080/00222933608655143 reference page 
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2017. Taxonomic notes on fossil beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera). Russian Entomological Journal 26(1): 35–36. full article (PDF).  reference page 
  • Kierjtshuk, A.G. & Kovalev, A.V. 2017. Caledomus gen. nov., a new cillaeine genus (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) from New Caledonia and taxonomic notes. Zootaxa 4277(3): 433–450. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4277.3.9. Reference page. 
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Poinar, G., jr. 2006: Haplochelidae, a new family of Cretaceous beetles (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) from Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108: 155–164. Internet Archive BHL
  • Navarrete-Heredia, J.L.; Cortés-Aguilar, J.; Beutel, R.G. 2005: New findings on the enigmatic beetle family Lepiceridae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 62(2): 193–201.
  • Reichardt, H. 1976: Revision of the Lepiceridae (Coleoptera, Myxophaga). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 30(3): 35–42.