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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Myxophaga
Superfamiliae (5): Lepiceroidea - Sphaeriusoidea - †Asiocoleoidea - †Rhombocoleoidea - †Schizophoroidea
[source: Bouchard et al. (2011)]

overview of familiae (4)[edit]

Hydroscaphidae - Lepiceridae - Sphaeriusidae - Torridincolidae + fossil familiae

Selected references[edit]

  • Anton, E.; Beutel, R.G. 2006: On the head morphology of Lepiceridae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) and the systematic position of the family and suborder. European journal of entomology, 103: 85–95. PDF
  • Arce Pérez, R. 1997: Sinopsis del suborden Myxophaga (Coleoptera) de México. Dugesiana, 4(2): 41-50. [in Spanish, with English abstract] reference page 
  • Beutel, R.G. 1999: Phylogenetic analysis of Myxophaga (Coleoptera) with a redescription of Lepicerus horni (Lepiceridae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 237: 291–308.
  • Beutel, R.G. 2005: 6. Myxophaga Crowson, 1955. Introduction, phylogeny. Pp. 43-44 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga 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. doi: 10.1515/9783110904550.43
  • Beutel, R.G.; Maddison, D.R.; Haas, A. 1999: Phylogenetic analysis of Myxophaga (Coleoptera) using larval characters. Systematic entomology, 24: 171-192.


Vernacular names[edit]

čeština: řasožraví
English: myxophagans
日本語: ツブミズムシ亜目 (粘食亜目)
русский: Миксофага
suomi: Rihmansyöjät
svenska: Svampätarbaggar
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