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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Elateroidea
Familiae (19): Artematopodidae - Brachypsectridae - Cantharidae - Cerophytidae - Elateridae - Eucnemidae - Lampyridae - Lycidae - Omalisidae - Omethidae - Phengodidae - Plastoceridae - Rhagophthalmidae - Rhinorhipidae - Telegeusidae - Throscidae - †Berendtimiridae - †Electrapatidae - †Praelateriidae

Name

Elateroidea Leach, 1815

Synonyms

Cantharoidea

References

Ferreira, V. De S. 2015: An annotated catalogue of the type material of Elateroidea Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera) deposited in the Coleoptera collection of the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Zootaxa 3937(2): 263–310. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3937.2.3. Reference page.
Ferreira, V. De S. 2015: VINICIUS DE SOUZA FERREIRA (2015) An annotated catalogue of the type material of Elateroidea Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera) deposited in the Coleoptera collection of the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Zootaxa, 3937(2) 263–310. (Erratum). Zootaxa 3963(2): 250–250. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3963.2.6. Full article (PDF) Reference page.
Kundrata, R.; Bocak, L. 2011: The phylogeny and limits of Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera): is there a common tendency of click beetles to soft-bodiedness and neoteny? Zoologica scripta, 40(4): 364–378. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00476.x
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.; Bocak, L.; Bocakova, M.; Beutel, R.G.; Muona, J. 2010: 4. Elateroidea. Introduction, phylogeny. Pp. 35- 38 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
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. 81

Links

Australian Faunal Directory
Atlas of beetles of Russia: the superfamily ELATEROIDEA
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Vernacular names
magyar: Pattanóbogár-szerűek
日本語: コメツキムシ上科
한국어: 방아벌레상과


The Elateroidea are a large superfamily of beetles. It contains the familiar click beetles, fireflies, and soldier beetles and their relatives.

Certain clusters of families within the superfamily are more strongly related to one another; for example, the Elateridae have close ties to the Cerophytidae, Eucnemidae, and Throscidae, and some of these beetles can also "click".

Likewise, the Lampyridae are most closely related to the Phengodidae and Rhagophthalmidae; most members of these families are also bioluminescent, at least as larvae. This group of families also includes many taxa whose females are larviform, though this is also known from a few other families in the superfamily.

The validity and relationships of some families, such as Podabrocephalidae are not fully resolved. The family Rhinorhipidae has recently been removed to its own superfamily, with evidence that it is a basal taxon within Elateriformia dating to an Upper Triassic/Lower Jurassic split from other extant beetle lineages.[1]

Some recent morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses find that Byrrhoidea is either a monophyletic or paraphyletic group closely related to Elateroidea.[2]

Families

Artematopodidae Lacordaire, 1857 – soft-bodied plant beetles (= Eurypogonidae)
Brachypsectridae Leconte & Horn, 1883 – Texas beetles
Cantharidae – soldier beetles
Cerophytidae – rare click beetles
Elateridae – click beetles (including Ampedidae, Balgidae, Dicronychidae, Drilidae, Lissomidae, Plastoceridae, Prosternidae, Protelateridae, Pyrophoridae, Synaptidae)
Eucnemidae Eschscholtz, 1829 – false click beetles (including Anischiidae and Perothopidae)
Iberobaeniidae Bocak et al., 2016
Jurasaidae Rosa, Costa, Klamp & Kundrata, 2020
Lampyridae – firefly beetles
Lycidae – net-winged beetles
Omethidae LeConte, 1861 – false firefly beetles (including Telegeusidae)
Phengodidae LeConte 1861 – glowworm beetles (including Cydistinae[3])
Podabrocephalidae Pic, 1930
Rhagophthalmidae (sometimes in Phengodidae, might belong in Lampyridae)
Sinopyrophoridae Bi & Li, 2019[4][5]
Throscidae Laporte, 1840 – false metallic wood-boring beetles (= Trixagidae)

Extinct Families

†Cretophengodidae Li, Kundrata, Tihelka & Cai, 2021
†Mysteriomorphidae Alekseev and Ellenberger, 2019

Phylogeny

Based on Kusy et al. 2018[6] and 2020[4]

Elateroidea

Artematopodidae

Omethidae

Throscidae

Eucnemidae

Lycidae

Cantharidae

Elateridae

Sinopyrophoridae

Lampyridae

Phengodidae

Rhagophthalmidae



See also

Cantharoid beetles

References

Kusy, D., Motyka, M., Andujar, C. et al. Genome sequencing of Rhinorhipus Lawrence exposes an early branch of the Coleoptera. Front. Zool. 15, 21 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-018-0262-0
Beutel, R. G. (1995). "Phylogenetic analysis of Elateriformia (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) based on larval characters". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 33 (3–4): 145–171. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.1995.tb00969.x. ISSN 1439-0469.
Kundrata, Robin; Blank, Stephan M; Prosvirov, Alexander S; Sormova, Eliska; Gimmel, Matthew L; Vondráček, Dominik; Kramp, Katja (2019-10-19). "One less mystery in Coleoptera systematics: the position of Cydistinae (Elateriformia incertae sedis) resolved by multigene phylogenetic analysis". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 20 (4): 1259–1277. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz104. ISSN 0024-4082.
Kusy, Dominik; He, Jin‐Wu; Bybee, Seth M.; Motyka, Michal; Bi, Wen‐Xuan; Podsiadlowski, Lars; Li, Xue‐Yan; Bocak, Ladislav (2020-08-25). "Phylogenomic relationships of bioluminescent elateroids define the 'lampyroid' clade with clicking Sinopyrophoridae as its earliest member". Systematic Entomology. Wiley. doi:10.1111/syen.12451. ISSN 0307-6970.
Bi, Wen-Xuan; He, Jin-Wu; Chen, Chang-Chin; Kundrata, Robin; Li, Xue-Yan (2019-07-17). "Sinopyrophorinae, a new subfamily of Elateridae (Coleoptera, Elateroidea) with the first record of a luminous click beetle in Asia and evidence for multiple origins of bioluminescence in Elateridae". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (864): 79–97. doi:10.3897/zookeys.864.26689. ISSN 1313-2970. PMC 6656784. PMID 31363346.
Kusy, Dominik; Motyka, Michal; Bocek, Matej; Vogler, Alfried P.; Bocak, Ladislav (2018-11-20). "Genome sequences identify three families of Coleoptera as morphologically derived click beetles (Elateridae)". Scientific Reports. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 8 (1): 17084. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35328-0. ISSN 2045-2322. PMC 6244081. PMID 30459416.

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