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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Ptiliidae
Genus: Actinopteryx
Species (7): A. fucicola – A. hercules – A. hoguei – A. lancifer – A. parallela – A. reflexa – A. tillyardi

In synonymy (8): A. acuminata – A. colossus – A. dilaticollis – A. litoralis – A. marina – A. maritima – A. mollis – A. torretassoi

Actinopteryx Matthews, 1872

Type species: Trichopteryx fucicola Allibert, 1844
Status: preferred name.

Source(s) for placement

Hall, 2005: 251; placement in Acrotrichini, but contradicted somewhat by comments on p. 257, and is not accepted here


Hall, W.E. 2005. 11.2 Ptiliidae Erichson, 1845. Pp. 251–261 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. ISBN 3-11-017130-9. DOI for chapter 11: DOI: 10.1515/9783110904550.223 Reference page. [See p. 257]
Johnson, C. 1982. Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) from the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. Brenesia 19–20: 189–199. Google books (snippet view). Reference page.
Johnson, C. 1985. Revision of Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) occurring in the Mascarenes, Seychelles and neighbouring islands. Entomologica basiliensia 10: 159–237. Google books (Snippet view). Reference page. [See p. 212; description]

Johnson, C. 2001. Notes on Palaearctic Ptiliidae (Coleoptera). Entomologist's Gazette 52(2): 129–137. Reference page. [See p. 133]
Matthews, A. 1872. Trichopterygia illustrata et descripta. London, E.W. Janson. Full book at Internet Archive Reference page. [See p. 148]

External links

ZooBank: EB6F8239-D5A1-4A92-974C-9D86ABB8EF5E

Actinopteryx is a genus of beetles belonging to the family Ptiliidae which is sometimes referred to as feather-winged beetles as the hindwings are narrow and feather-like.

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