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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

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: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Microsilphinae
Genus: Microsilpha
Species: M. argentina – M. litorea – M. ocelligera – M. topali


Microsilpha Broun, 1886: 889


  • Micragyrtes Champion, 1918: 46 [synonym in Newton & Thayer (1995)]
    • Type species: Micragyrtes ocelligerus Champion, 1918, fixed by original designation.
  • Acruliodema Scheerpeltz, 1972: 45 [synonym in Newton & Thayer (1995)]
    • Type species: Acruliodema argentinum Scheerpeltz, 1972, fixed by original designation.


Primary references[edit]

  • Broun, T. 1886. Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Parts III and IV. Pp. 745–973. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department, Wellington. BHL (Part III), BHL (Part IV) Reference page.  [original description: p. 889]

Additional references[edit]

  • Newton, A.F., jr.; Thayer, M.K. 1995: Protopselaphinae new subfamily for Protopselaphus new genus from Malaysia, with a phylogenetic analysis and review of the Omaliine Group of Staphylinidae including Pselaphidae (Coleoptera). Pp. 219-320 in Pakaluk, J.; Slipinski, S.A. (eds) Biology, phylogeny, and classification of Coleoptera: papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Volume 1. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warsaw, Poland.