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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: Hydrophilinae
Tribus: Hydrophilini
Subtribus: Hydrophilina
Genus: Tropisternus


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  • Torres, P.L.M.; Michat, M.C.; Archangelsky, M. 2008: Description of the preimaginal stages of three species of the genus Tropisternus Solier, subgenus Strepitornus Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with emphasis on morphometry and chaetotaxy. Zootaxa, 1702: 1–25. Abstract & excerpt
  • Torres, P.L.M.; Michat, M.C.; Archangelsky, M. 2011: The immature stages of Tropisternus (Pleurhomus) sahlbergi (Sharp) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with considerations on the primary chaetotaxy of Tropisternus Solier. Zootaxa, 2777: 25–40. Preview
  • Torres, P.L.M. et al. 2014: Description of immatures of the genus Tropisternus Solier, subgenus Pristoternus Orchymont (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with emphasis on the chaetotaxy and morphometry of larval forms. Zootaxa 3790(2): 380–398. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3790.2.6 Reference page