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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Silphidae
Subfamilia: Silphinae
Genera): Ablattaria – Aclypea – Dendroxena – Diamesus – Heterosilpha – Necrodes – Necrophila – Oiceoptoma – Oxelytrum – Phosphuga – Ptomaphila – Silpha – Thanatophilus – ?†Allopliosilpha – ?†Pliosilpha


Silphinae Latreille, 1806


Primary references[edit]

  • Latreille, P.A. 1806 [1807]. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum secundem ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata. Tomus secundus. Parisiis et Argentorati: A. Koenig, 280 pp. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Ikeda, H.; Kagaya, T.; Kubota, K.; Abe, T. 2008: Evolutionary relationships among food habit, loss of flight, and reproductive traits: life-history evolution in the Silphinae (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Evolution, 62: 2065–2079. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00432.x
  • Ikeda, H.; Kubota, K.; Kagaya, T.; Abe, T. 2007: Flight capabilities and feeding habits of silphine beetles: are flightless species really "carrion beetles"? Ecological research, 22: 237–241. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-006-0012-1
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2004 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea.
    Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-74-9, p. 229
  • Peck, S.B.; Anderson, R.S. 1985: Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the carrion beetles of Latin America (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Quaestiones entomologicae, 21: 247–317. PDF