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Taxonavigation: Cucujoidea 

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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cucujoidea

Familia: Monotomidae
Subfamiliae: Monotominae – Rhizophaginae – †Rhizophtominae


Monotomidae Laporte, 1840

Type genus: Monotoma Herbst, 1793


  • Rhizophagidae Redtenbacher, 1845
    • Type genus: Rhizophagus Herbst, 1793


  • Bousquet, Y. 2002: 79. MONOTOMIDAE Laporte 1840. Pp. 319-321 in: Arnett, R.H., jr.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.): American beetles. Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. limited preview
  • Bousquet, Y. 2010: 10.8. Monotomidae Laporte, 1840. Pp. 319-324 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
  • Jelínek, J.; Audisio, P. 2009: The Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) described by Gistel (1856, 1857): new synonymies and type designations. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 225–238. PDF Reference page
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Azar, D.; Tafforeau, P.; Boistel, R.; Fernandez, V. 2009: New beetles of Polyphaga (Coleoptera, Polyphaga) from Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber. Denisia, 26: 119–130. Abstract
  • 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. 491
  • Sengupta, T. 1988: Review of the genera of the family Rhizophagidae (Clavicornia: Coleoptera) of the world. Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India, 17(1): 1–58, plates I-XXIV.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Root-eating Beetle
français: Monotomide