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Familia: Promecheilidae
Genera (8): Chanopterus – Hydromedion – Melytra – Parahelops – Perimylops – Promecheilus – Pseudodarwinella – Sirrhas [sources: Ukrainsky (2009), Lawrence, Ślipiński & Elgueta (2010: 563)]


Promecheilidae Lacordaire, 1859


Type genera[edit]

  • Perimylopidae St. George: Perimylops Müller, 1884 [stem = Perimylop-]
  • Promecheilidae Lacordaire: Promecheilus Solier, in Gay, 1851 [stem = Promecheil-]


cited sources[edit]

  • Lawrence, J.F.; Ślipiński, A.; Elgueta, M. 2010: 11.11. Promecheilidae Lacordaire 1859. Pp. 563-567 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
  • St. George, R.A. 1939: The larva of Perimylops antarcticus Müller and the systematic position of the family Perimylopidae (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 41: 207–214. Internet Archive BHL
  • Ukrainsky, A.S. 2009: A new replacement name for Darwinella Enderlein, 1912 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Perimylopidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18: 271–272. PDF

Additional references[edit]

  • Lawrence, J.F. 1991: Perimylopidae (Tenebrionoidea). P. 520 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2 . Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
  • Lawrence, J.F. 1994: The larva of Sirrhas variegatus, sp. nov., with notes on the Perimylopidae, Ulodidae (stat. nov.), Zopheridae and Chalcodryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Invertebrate taxonomy, 8: 329–349. DOI: 10.1071/IT9940329
  • Watt, J.C. 1967: The families Perimylopidae and Dacoderidae (Coleoptera, Heteromera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B), 36: 109–118.
  • Watt, J.C. 1970: Coleoptera: Perimylopidae of South Georgia. Pacific insects monograph, 23: 243–253. PDF
  • Watt, J.C. 1974: Chalcodryidae: a new family of heteromerous beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 4: 19–38. Google books BUGZ