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The name of this taxon may not be available on a strict interpretation of ICZN Article 16.2, as the type genus was not explicitly stated to be the type genus in the original publication


Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

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: Adephaga

Familia: Meruidae
Genera: Meru
[genera after Spangler & Steiner (2005)]



Meruidae Spangler & Steiner, 2005

Type genus: Meru Spangler & Steiner, 2005 [not cited!] [stem = Meru-].



Primary references


Additional references

  • Alarie, Y.; Short, A.E.Z.; Garcia, M.; Joly, L.J. 2011: Larval morphology of Meruidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) and its phylogenetic implications. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104(1): 25–36. DOI: 10.1603/AN10054 PDF
  • Balke, M.; Ribera, I.; Beutel, R.; Viloria, A.; Garcia, M.; Vogler, A.P. 2008: Systematic placement of the recently discovered beetle family Meruidae (Coleoptera: Dytiscoidea) based on molecular data. Zoologica scripta, 37: 647–650. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00345.x PDF
  • Beutel, R.G.; Balke, M.; Steiner, W.E., jr. 2006: The systematic position of Meruidae (Coleoptera, Adephaga) and the phylogeny of the smaller aquatic adephagan beetle families. Cladistics, 22: 102–131. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2006.00092.x PDF
  • Beutel, R.G.; Balke, M.; Steiner, W.E. 2010: 3.2. Meruidae Spangler and Steiner 2005. pp. 28–34 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
  • Dressler, C.; Ge, S.-Q.; Beutel, R.G. 2011: Is Meru a specialized noterid (Coleoptera, Adephaga)? Systematic entomology, 36(4): 705–712. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00585.x
  • Short, A.E.Z. et al. (early view, 2012): Are noterids specialised meruids (Coleoptera, Adephaga)? A reply to Dressler et al. Systematic entomology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00626.x

Vernacular names

English: comb-clawed cascade beetles
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