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Taxonavigation: Hydrophiloidea 

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: Hydrophiloidea

Familia: Hydrophilidae
Subfamilia: Sphaeridiinae
Tribus: Rygmodini
Genus: Saphydrus
Species (3): S. monticola – S. obesus – S. suffusus
[source: Hansen (1997)]


Saphydrus Sharp, 1884


  • Saphydrus Sharp, 1884: 467–468

Type species[edit]


  • Hansen, M. 1991: The hydrophilid beetles: phylogeny, classification and a revision of the genera (Coleoptera, Hydrophiloidea). Biologiske Skrifter, Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 40: 1–367.
  • Hansen, M. 1997: Synopsis of the endemic New Zealand genera of the beetle subfamily Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). New Zealand journal of zoology, 24: 351–370. doi: 10.1080/03014223.1997.9518130
  • Leschen, R.A.B.; Lawrence, J.F.; Kuschel, G.; Thorpe, S.; Wang, Q. 2003: Coleoptera genera of New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist, 26: 15–28.
  • Macfarlane, R.P. et al. 2010: [Chapter] NINE Phylum ARTHROPODA SUBPHYLUM HEXAPODA Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. pp. 233–467 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3
  • Sharp, D. 1884: Revision of the Hydrophilidae of New Zealand. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 465–480. BUGZ