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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: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea
Familiae (12 + 5†): Belohinidae - Diphyllostomatidae - Geotrupidae - Glaphyridae - Glaresidae - Hybosoridae - Lucanidae - Ochodaeidae - Passalidae - Pleocomidae - Scarabaeidae - Trogidae - †Alloioscarabaeidae - †Lithoscarabaeidae - †Paralucanidae - †Passalopalpidae - †Septiventeridae
[sources: Smith (2006), Krell (2007), Bai et al. (2012a, b)]

Genera incertae sedis (7): †Aliscarabaeus – †Avitortor – †Cretoserica – †Hongscarabaeus – †Hybosorites – †Mesoscarabaeus – †Opiselleipon


Selected references[edit]

  • Ahrens, D., Schwarzer, J. & Vogler, A.P. 2014. The evolution of scarab beetles tracks the sequential rise of angiosperms and mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B), 281(1791) doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1470 reference page 
  • Bai, M. et al. 2012 (Online) 2013 (Print): Septiventeridae, a new and ancestral fossil family of Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation. Journal of systematic palaeontology, 11(3): 359-374. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2012.660995 ZooBank
  • Bai, M.; Ahrens, D.; Yang, X.-K.; Ren, D. 2012: New fossil evidence of the early diversification of scarabs: Alloioscarabaeus cheni (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China. Insect science, 19(2): 159–171. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2011.01460.x reference page 
  • Bezděk, A.; Hájek, J. 2009: Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeoidea: Bolboceratidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae and Trogidae. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 49: 297-332. PDF
  • Browne, D.J.; Scholtz, C.H. 1995: Phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) based on characters of the hindwing articulation, hindwing base and wing venation. Systematic entomology, 20: 145-173. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1995.tb00089.x
  • Browne, J.; Scholtz, C.H. 1999: A phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera). Systematic entomology, 24: 51-84. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3113.1999.00067.x
  • Grebennikov, V.V.; Scholtz, C.H. 2004: The basal phylogeny of Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) inferred from larval morphology. Invertebrate systematics, 18: 321-348.
  • Krajcik, M. 2012: Checklist of the World Scarabaeoidea. Animma.X Supplement, (5) [not seen]
  • Krell, F.-T. 2006: Fossil record and evolution of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Coleopterists bulletin, 60(sp5): 120-143. doi: 10.1649/0010-065X(2006)60[120:FRAEOS]2.0.CO;2[broken/unregistered!] PDF
  • Krell, F.-T. 2007: Catalogue of fossil Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) of the Mesozoic and Tertiary – Version 2007 –. Denver Museum of Nature and Science technical report, 2007-8: 1-79. PDF
  • Latreille, P.A. 1802: Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes. Tome 3. F. Dufart, Paris. Internet Archive BHL
  • Scholtz, C.H.; Grebennikov, V.V. 2005: 12. Scarabaeiformia/13. Scarabaeoidea. Pp. 345-425 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.
  • Smith, A.B.T. 2006: A review of the family-group names for the superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) with corrections to nomenclature and a current classification. Coleopterists Society monograph, 5: 144–204. doi: 10.1649/0010-065X(2006)60[144:AROTFN]2.0.CO;2 PDF
  • Smith, A.B.T.; Hawks, D.C.; Heraty, J.M. 2006: An overview of the classification and evolution of the major scarab beetle clades (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) based on preliminary molecular analyses. Coleopterists Society monograph, 5: 35-46.
  • Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
    ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.63


Vernacular names[edit]

日本語: コガネムシ上科
русский: Скарабеоидные
中文: 金龜子總科
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