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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

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: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Paederinae
Tribus: Lathrobiini
Subtribus: Astenina
Genus: Astenus
Subgenus: Mecognathus
Species: A. ampliventris – A. chimaera – A. wollastoni


Astenus (Mecognathus) Wollaston, 1854: 595

  • Type species: Mecognathus chimaera Wollaston, 1854, fixed by monotypy.


  • Mecognathus Wollaston, 1854: 595 [original combination]
  • Suniogaster Reitter, 1909: 151
    • Type species: Sunius ampliventris Reitter, 1900.


Primary references[edit]

  • Wollaston T.V. 1854. Insecta Maderensia; being an account of the insects of the islands of the Madeiran group. London: J. van Voorst, xlii + 634 pp, 13 pls. [original description: p. 595]