Speleochus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

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: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Pselaphinae
Supertribus: Goniaceritae
Tribus: Bythinini
Subtribus: Machaeritina
Genus: Speleochus
Species: S. blanchardensis – S. croceus – S. eurous – S. ferus – S. macosar – S. steevesi – S. stygicus – S. synstygicus

Name[edit]

Speleochus Park, 1951: 46

  • Type species: Machaerites stygicus Park, 1951, fixed by original designation.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Subterrochus Park, 1960: 91 [new synonym in Carlton, 2012]
    • Type species: Machaerites ferus Park, 1951, fixed by original designation.

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Park, O. 1951. Cavernicolous pselaphid beetles of Alabama and Tennessee, with observations on the taxonomy of the family. Geological Survey of Alabama Museum Paper 31: 1–107. [original description: p. 46]
  • Carlton, C.E. 2012. First records of troglobitic beetles from Arkansas: two new species of Speleochus Park (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Bythinini), and synonymy of Subterrochus Park with Speleochus. Coleopterists bulletin 66(3): 177–186. doi: 10.1649/072.066.0301 Reference page.  [syn. nov.]