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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
Superfamiliae (5): Buprestoidea - Byrrhoidea - Dascilloidea - Elateroidea - Scirtoidea

Overview of familiae (37 + 5†)

Artematopodidae - Brachypsectridae - Buprestidae - Byrrhidae - Callirhipidae - Cantharidae - Cerophytidae - Chelonariidae - Clambidae - Cneoglossidae - Dascillidae - Decliniidae - Dryopidae - Elateridae - Elmidae - Eucinetidae - Eucnemidae - Eulichadidae - Heteroceridae - Lampyridae - Limnichidae - Lutrochidae - Lycidae - Omalisidae - Omethidae - Phengodidae - Plastoceridae - Podabrocephalidae - Psephenidae - Ptilodactylidae - Rhagophthalmidae - Rhinorhipidae - Rhipiceridae - Schizopodidae - Scirtidae - Telegeusidae - Throscidae - †Berendtimiridae - †Electrapatidae - †Elodophthalmidae - †Lasiosynidae - †Praelateriidae

Subfamiliae incertae sedis: Cydistinae - Ototretinae - Pterotinae

Genera incertae sedis: Harmatelia – Neocrowsonia – Stenocladius – †Parelateriformius
References

Beutel, R.G.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2005: 14. Elateriformia (part.) Introduction, phylogeny. Pp. 427-430 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.
Gerlach, J. 2009: Series Elateriformia. Pp. 86-96 in: Gerlach, J. (ed.) The Coleoptera of the Seychelles Islands. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. ISBN 9789546424983
Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Chang, H.; Ren, D.; Kun, S.C. 2010: Family Lasiosynidae n. fam., new palaeoendemic Mesozoic family from the infraorder Elateriformia (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n.s.), 46: 67–87. ISSN: 0037-9271
Lawrence, J.F. 1988: Rhinorhipidae, a new beetle family from Australia, with comments on the phylogeny of the Elateriformia. Invertebrate taxonomy, 2: 1–53. DOI: 10.1071/IT9880001
Lawrence, J.F.; Beutel, R.G.; Leschen, R.A.B.; Ślipiński, A. 2010: 1. Changes in classification and list of families and subfamilies. Pp. 1-7 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
Lawrence, J.F.; Kawashima, I.; Branham, M.A. 2010: 4.18. Elateriformia Incertae Sedis. Pp. 162-177 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

Vernacular names
català: Elateriforme
한국어: 방아벌레하목
latviešu: Sprakšķuveidīgās vaboles
русский: Элатериформные
українська: Елатеріформні

Elateriformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles. The two largest families in this group are buprestids, of which there are around 15,000 described species, and click beetles, of which there are around 10,000 described species.

The infraorder consists of five superfamilies:[1]

Buprestoidea — the metallic wood-boring beetles
Byrrhoidea — families including long-toed water beetles, moss beetles and mud-loving beetles
Dascilloidea
Elateroidea — including the click beetles and soldier beetles
Rhinorhipoidea
Scirtoidea

See also

List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera

References

Lawrence, J. F. & Newton, A. F. Jr. 1995. Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selectes genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). In: Pakaluk y Slipinski (Eds.). Biology, phylogeny and classification of Coleoptera: Papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa. Pp. 779-1006. ISBN 83-85192-34-4.

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