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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
Superfamilia: Byrrhoidea

Familia: Limnichidae
Subfamilia: Thaumastodinae
Genus: Mexico
Species (2): M. litoralis – M. morrisoni

Mexico Spilman, 1972
Type species: Mexico litoralis Spilman, 1972
Fixation: original designation [see p. 114] [and monotypy]
ZooBank: [1]

Primary references

Spilman, T.J. 1972: A new genus and species of jumping shore beetle from Mexico (Coleoptera: Limnichidae). Pan-Pacific entomologist 48(2): 108-115. Reference page. [first availability, see p. 113]

Mexico is a small genus of beetles, containing two species.[1] They belong to subfamily Thaumastodinae, the jumping shore beetles.[1]

The type species, Mexico litoralis, is native to the west coast of Mexico. Mexico morrisoni, described in 2005, is from the Bahamas.[1] Both beetles are minute, measuring about 2 millimeters in length.[1]

Skelley, P. E. (2005). A new species of ‘jumping shore beetle’ in the genus Mexico Spilman from the Bahamas (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Thaumastodinae). Insecta Mundi 19: 1–2.

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