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


Elateroidea Leach, 1815


Atlas of beetles of Russia: the superfamily ELATEROIDEA

Vernacular names
日本語: コメツキムシ上科

The phylogeny between the families of this group is unsure. Traditionally, Elateroidea and Cantharoidea are treated as two distinct superfamilies, but some studies based on larval morphology done by Beutel (1995, 1997) show that the monophyly of the Cantharoidea is uncertain. For this reason, Lawrence (1996) fused the Cantharoidea and the Elateroidea. The Lawrence classification is used here.

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