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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: Histeroidea
Familiae (3): Histeridae - Sphaeritidae - Synteliidae

Name

Histeroidea Gyllenhal, 1808

References

Caterino, M.S.; Vogler, A.P. 2002: The phylogeny of the Histeroidea (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia). Cladistics, 18(4): 394–415. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2002.tb00158.x
Crowson, R.A. 1974: Observations on Histeroidea, with descriptions of an apterous larviform male and of the internal anatomy of a male Sphaerites. Journal of entomology (B), 42: 133–140. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1974.tb00066.x
Ôhara, M. 1994: A revision of the superfamily Histeroidea of Japan (Coleoptera). Insecta mastumurana (n.s.), 51: 1–283.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2004 ISBN 87-88757-74-9, p.68

Links

Australian Faunal Directory
DATABASE OF THE SUPERFAMILY HISTEROIDEA: FAMILY HISTERIDAE, FAMILY SYNTELIDAE & FAMILY SPHAERITIDAE
Atlas of beetles of Russia: the superfamily HISTEROIDEA
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Vernacular names
日本語: エンマムシ上科
русский: Гистероидные
中文: 閻魔蟲總科

Histeroidea is a superfamily of beetles in the infraorder Staphyliniformia.

Characteristics

Characteristic to Histeroidea are an accessory posterior ridge (locking device) behind the hind margin and presence of medial loop and apical hinge of wing. Elytra truncate, 1 or 2 abdominal segments visible, abdominal 8th segment completely invaginated in the 7th segment. Antennae have 8 (seldom 7) segments preceding a club of fused segments. Ventral body surface glabrous.[1]
Systematics

Some authors treat Histeroidea as a single family within the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Hydrophiloidea sensu lato), as they seem to form a clade.[2] Three families are currently recognized:

Histeridae
Sphaeritidae
Synteliidae

References

M.Hansen. Phylogeny and classification of the staphyliniform beetle families (Coleoptera). Biologiske Skrifter, Copenhagen, 1997
R.G.Beutel, R.A.B.Leschen (2005) Phylogenetic analysis of Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera) based on characters of larvae and adults Systematic Entomology 30 (4) , 510–548

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