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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: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Byrrhoidea
Familiae (12): Byrrhidae - Callirhipidae - Chelonariidae - Cneoglossidae - Dryopidae - Elmidae - Eulichadidae - Heteroceridae - Limnichidae - Lutrochidae - Psephenidae - Ptilodactylidae

Name

Byrrhoidea Latreille, 1804

Synonyms

Dryopoidea

References

Costa, C.; Vanin, S.A.; Ide, S. 1999: Systematics and bionomics of Cneoglossidae with a cladistic analysis of Byrrhoidea sensu Lawrence & Newton (1995) (Coleoptera, Elateriformia). Arquivos de Zoologia (São Paulo), 35(3): 231–300.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.421

Links

Australian Faunal Directory
Atlas of beetles of Russia: the superfamily BYRRHOIDEA
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Vernacular names
English: Pill beetles and allies
한국어: 둥근가시벌레상과
norsk: Pillebiller
русский: Бирроидные

Byrrhoidea is a superfamily of beetles that includes several families which are either aquatic or associated with a semi-aquatic habitat. Other than the superfamily Hydrophiloidea, most of the remaining Polyphagan beetles which are aquatic are in this superfamily. These families were traditionally grouped as a separate superfamily, the Dryopoidea, which is no longer recognized. The vast majority of species are small (<1 cm), and predominantly dull brown or black.

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