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Taxonavigation: Tenebrionoidea 

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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Tenebrionidae
Subfamiliae (11): Alleculinae - Cossyphodinae - Diaperinae - Kuhitangiinae – Lagriinae - Nilioninae - Phrenapatinae - Pimeliinae - Stenochiinae - Tenebrioninae - Zolodininae
[source: Bouchard et al. (2005)]

Overview of genera[edit]

Accanthopus – Centorus – Foranotum – Leptoderis – Pulposipes – Stenocara – Sternotrigon – … Syachis –


Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802



cited sources[edit]

additional references[edit]

  • ANDO, K. 2003: A New Tenebrionid Genus from Borneo, with Description of a New Species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). The Entomological Review of Japan 58 (2): 107–112.
  • Ando, K. & Ruzzier, E. 2016. New species of Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 4175(5): 480–486. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4175.5.6. Reference page. 
  • Ba, Y.-B. & Ren, G.-D. 2013. Taxonomy of Syachis Bates (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and description of two new species from China. Acta zootaxonomica sinica 38(1): 104–108. Abstract reference page 
  • Becvar, S. & L. Purchart, 2008: Revision of the genus Hexarhopalus Fairmaire, 1891 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Cnodaloninae), with description of Malaysphena gen. nov. Acta Zoologici 58 (1): 35–70.
  • Bouchard, P.; Smith, A.D. (eds.) 2014: Proceedings of the Third International Tenebrionoidea Symposium, Arizona, USA, 2013. ZooKeys, (415) reference page 
  • Bousquet, Y., Thomas, D.B., Bouchard, P., Smith, A.D., Aalbu, R.L., Johnston, M.A. & Steiner, W.E. Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America. Zookeys, 728: 1-455. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.728.20602 Reference page. 
  • Carrara, R. & Flores, G.E. 2015. Endemic epigean Tenebrionids (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Andean Region: exploring the patagonian–diversification hypothesis. Zootaxa 4007(1): 47–62. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4007.1.3. Preview (PDF) reference page 
  • Doyen, J.T.; Lawrence, J.F. 1979: Relationships and higher classification of some Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae (Coleoptera). Systematic entomology, 4: 333–377.
  • Ferrer, J. 2015. Revision of the genus Leptoderis Billberg, 1820 with comments about the origin, composition, anatomy and necrophagy of the tribu Elenophorini (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 57(2): 19–38. reference page 
  • Kamiński, M.J. 2015. A taxonomic revision of the Quadrideres simplicipes species-group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), including description of a new species from Tanzania. Zootaxa 3986(2): 217–226. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3986.2.5. Preview (PDF) reference page 
  • Kergoat, G.J. et al. 2014: Higher level molecular phylogeny of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Systematic entomology, 39(3): 486–499. doi: 10.1111/syen.12065 reference page 
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Merkl, O.; Kernegger, F. 2008: A new species of the genus Pentaphyllus Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Diaperinae) from the Baltic amber and checklist of the fossil Tenebrionidae. Zoosystematica Rossica, 17(1): 131–137.
  • Labrique H. 2009: Une nouvelle espèce de Scaurus F. du Sud marocain (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Société entomologique de Mulhouse 65 (1): 9–13, 5 photos coul. - Scaurus girardi n. sp.
  • Lawrence, J.F.; Spilman, T.J. 1991: Tenebrionidae (Tenebrionoidea) (including Alleculidae, Cossyphodidae, Lagriidae, Nilionidae, Rhysopaussidae, Tentyriidae). pp. 520–524 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2008 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark
    ISBN 87-88757-84-6, p. 105
  • Masumoto, K. and K. Akita, 2012: A Revision of the Genus Hoploedipinus Kaszab (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) Part 2. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 18 (2):
  • Matthews, E.G.; Lawrence, J.F.; Bouchard, P.; Steiner, W.E., jr.; Ślipiński, A. 2010: 11.14. Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802. pp. 574–659 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
  • Wagner, G.K. & Gosik, R. 2016. Comparative morphology of immature stages of two sympatric Tenebrionidae species, with comments on their biology. Zootaxa 4111(3): 201–222. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4111.3.1. reference page 
  • Watt, J.C. 1975(1974): A revised subfamily classification of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera). New Zealand journal of zoology, 1(4): 381-452. doi: 10.1080/03014223.1974.9517846 reference page 


Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Чарнацелкі
čeština: Potemníkovití
Deutsch: Schwarzkäfer
English: darkling beetles
한국어: 거저리과
lietuvių: Juodvabaliai
magyar: Gyászbogárfélék
македонски: Брашнари
日本語: ゴミムシダマシ科
polski: Czarnuchowate
русский: Чернотелки
svenska: Svartbaggar
中文: 擬步行蟲科
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