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Familia: Lymexylidae
Subfamiliae: Atractocerinae - Hylecoetinae - Lymexylinae - Melittommatinae

Overview of genera (10)[edit]

Atractocerus – Australymexylon – Elateroides – Lymexylon – Melittomma – Melittommopsis – Protomelittomma – Urtea – †Cratoatractocerus – †Ponomarenkylon


Lymexylidae Fleming, 1821



  • Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2008: A new genus and species of timber beetle (Coleoptera: Lymexylidae) from the Baltic amber. Paleontological journal, 42: 63–65. PDF PDF
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  • Lawrence, J.F. 2010: 8. Lymexloidae[sic!] Fleming, 1821. Pp. 229-235 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
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2007 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-67-6, p. 362
  • Paulus, H.F. 2004: Urtea graeca nov. gen. et nov. spec., der erste Vertreter der tropischen Atractocerinae in Europa, sowie eine Beschreibung von Hymaloxylon aspoecki nov. spec. aus Yunnan (China) (Coleoptera, Cucujiformia, Lymexylidae, Atractocerinae nov. status) [Urtea graeca nov. gen. et nov. spec., the first European representative of the tropical Atractocerinae, as well as a description of Hymaloxylon aspoecki nov. spec. from China (Coleoptera, Cucujiformia, Lymexylidae, Atractocerinae nov. status).] Denisia, 13: 277–290. page scans
  • Wheeler, Q.D. 1986: Revision of the genera of Lymexylidae (Coleoptera, Cucujiformia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 183: 113–210. Abstract PDF
  • Wolf-Schwenninger, K. 2011: The oldest fossil record of Lymexylidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Insect systematics & evolution, 42(2): 205–212. DOI: 10.1163/187631211X578352


Vernacular names[edit]

dansk: Værftbiller
Deutsch: Werftkäfer
English: Ship-timber Beetles
日本語: ツツシンクイ科
한국어: 통나무좀과
русский: Сверлилы
中文: 筒蠹蟲科
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