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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: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Philonthina
Genus: Eccoptolonthus
Species: E. apsilus – E. bafutensis – E. conradti – E. eccoptomus – E. ernsti – E. eustilbus – E. gastralis – E. hongkongensis – E. laevigatus – E. lassallei – E. luteus – E. natalensis – E. pedatiformis – E. proselytus – E. roepkei – E. rutiliventris – E. sparsipunctatus – E. tauraco – E. terezae – E. tripartitus – E. tyto – E. varanus

Eccoptolonthus Bernhauer, 1912: 206

Type species: Philonthus conradti Bernhauer, 1912, fixed by original designation.


Pseudohesperus Hayashi, 2008 [synonymized by Newton, 2015: 12]
Type species: Philonthus rutiliventris Sharp, 1874, fixed by original designation.

Primary references

Bernhauer, M. 1912. Beitrag zur Staphylinidenfauna von Afrika. Entomologische Mitteilungen 1: 177–183, 203–209. [original description: p. 206]
Newton, A.F. 2015. New nomenclatural and taxonomic acts, and comments: Hydrophilidae; Histeridae; Leiodidae; Staphylinidae, pp. 1–4, 9–15. In: Löbl, I. & D. Löbl (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2. Revised and updated edition. Hydrophiloidea–Staphylinoidea. Brill, Leiden & Boston. Vol. 2/1, xiii, 1–900; 2/2, 901–1702. Reference page. [syn. nov.: p. 12]

Additional references

Hromádka, L. 2010. Revision of the Afrotropical species of the genus Pseudohesperus, with taxonomic notes on other Afrotropical species of the subtribe Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 495–516. PDF Reference page.
Li, L. & Zhou, H-Z. 2011. Revision and phylogenetic assessment of the rove beetle genus Pseudohesperus Hayashi, with broad reference to the subtribe Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 163(3): 679–722. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00731.x Reference page.

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