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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Xanthopygina
Genus: Elmas
Species: E. brooksi – E. costaricensis – E. elassoides – E. elassos – E. esmeraldas – E. falini – E. gigas – E. gorky – E. guianas – E. hanleyi – E. hibbsi – E. lambas – E. lescheni – E. modesta – E. panamaensis – E. patillas – E. similis – E. spinosus – E. strigella – E. strigiformis – E. windsori
Name

Elmas Blackwelder, 1952: 146 [nom. nov.]

Type species: Selma modesta Sharp, 1876, fixed by outotypy.

Synonymy

Selma Sharp, 1876: 426 [preoccupied, nec. Selma Adams, 1863 (Mollusca)]

References
Primary references

Blackwelder, R.E. 1952. The generic names of the beetle family Staphylinidae, with an essay on genotypy. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 200: i–iv, 1–483. hdl: 10088/30426 . BHL. Reference page. [nom. nov.: p. 146]

Additional references

Ashe, J.S. & Chatzimanolis, S. 2003. A revision of the genus Elmas Blackwelder, 1952 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), with a preliminary phylogeny of the species. Scientific papers (Natural History Museum, the University of Kansas) 28: 1–41. Abstract Reference page.
Ashe, J.S. & Chatzimanolis, S. 2006. Three New Species and New Records of Elmas (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Xanthopygina) from South America with a Reanalysis of the Phylogenetic Relationships Among the Species of Elmas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(1): 19–32. DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2006)099[0019:TNSANR]2.0.CO;2 Reference page. [key for Identification of Elmas species: p. 28]

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