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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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cucujoidea

Familia: Alexiidae
Genera: Sphaerosoma
Name

Alexiidae Imhoff, 1856

Type genus: Alexia Stephens, 1833 [=Sphaerosoma Samouelle, 1819]

Synonyms

Alexiinae Imhoff, 1856
Sphaerosomatidae Ganglbauer, 1899
Sphaerosomatinae Ganglbauer, 1899
Sphaerosomidae

References

I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2007 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-67-6, p. 555
Ślipiński, A.; Tomaszewska, W. 2010: 10.30. Alexiidae Imhoff, 1856. Pp. 432-434 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

Links

Alexiidae in SYNOPSIS OF THE DESCRIBED COLEOPTERA OF THE WORLD
Shockley, Floyd W. 2008. Alexiidae Imhoff 1856. Sphaerosoma Samouelle 1819. Version 24 June 2008 (under construction) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Atlas of family Alexiidae of Russia
Checklist of the Alexiidae of the World (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
Zicha, Ondřej et al. Alexiidae – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).

Alexiidae is a family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga, formerly included within the family Cerylonidae.[1][2] Alexiidae are very small, almost half spherical beetles with clubbed antennae. They are fungivores found in leaf litter or decaying wood. The family contains the single genus Sphaerosoma with the following species:[3]

Sphaerosoma algiricum (Reitter, 1889)
Sphaerosoma alutaceum (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma antennarium Apfelbeck, 1909
Sphaerosoma apuanum Reitter, 1909
Sphaerosoma bicome Peyerimhoff, 1917
Sphaerosoma bosnicum (Reitter, 1885)
Sphaerosoma carniolicum Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma carpathicum (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma circassicum (Reitter, 1888)
Sphaerosoma clamboides (Reitter, 1888)
Sphaerosoma compressum (Reitter, 1901)
Sphaerosoma corcyreum (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma csikii Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma diversepunctatum Roubal, 1932
Sphaerosoma fiorii Ganglbauer, 1899
Sphaerosoma globosum (Sturm, 1807)
Sphaerosoma hemisphaericum Ganglbauer, 1899
Sphaerosoma hispanicum Obenberger, 1917
Sphaerosoma laevicolle (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma latitarse Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma lederi (Reitter, 1888)
Sphaerosoma leonhardi Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma libani Sahlberg, 1913
Sphaerosoma maritimum (Reitter, 1904)
Sphaerosoma merditanum Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma meridionale (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma nevadense (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma normandi Peyerimhoff, 1917
Sphaerosoma obscuricorne Obenberger, 1917
Sphaerosoma obsoletum (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma paganetti Obenberger, 1913
Sphaerosoma rotundatum Obenberger, 1913
Sphaerosoma pilosellum (Reitter, 1877)
Sphaerosoma pilosissimum (Frivaldszky, 1881)
Sphaerosoma pilosum (Panzer, 1793)
Sphaerosoma pubescens (Frivaldszky, 1881)
Sphaerosoma punctatum (Reitter, 1878)
Sphaerosoma puncticolle (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma purkynei Obenberger, 1917
Sphaerosoma quercus Samouelle, 1819
Sphaerosoma rambouseki Apfelbeck, 1916
Sphaerosoma reitteri (Ormay, 1888)
Sphaerosoma scymnoides (Reitter, 1885)
Sphaerosoma seidlitzi (Reitter, 1889)
Sphaerosoma shardaghense Apfelbeck, 1915
Sphaerosoma solarii Reitter, 1904
Sphaerosoma sparsum Reitter, 1909
Sphaerosoma sturanyi Apfelbeck, 1909
Sphaerosoma subglabrum Peyerimhoff, 1917
Sphaerosoma sublaeve (Reitter, 1883)
Sphaerosoma tengitinum Peyerimhoff, 1917
Sphaerosoma vallambrosae (Reitter, 1885)
Sphaerosoma winneguthi Apfelbeck, 1915

References

[1][permanent dead link]
"Cucujoidea - Nomen.at - animals and plants".
"Checklist of the Alexiidae of the World (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)". Alexiidae of the World. 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-09-09. Retrieved 8 Jul 2011.

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