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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: Archostemata
Superfamilia: Cupedoidea

Familia: Micromalthidae
Genera: Micromalthus – †Cretomalthus

Micromalthidae Barber, 1913

Type genus: Micromalthus LeConte, 1878.
Primary references

Barber, H.S. 1913. The remarkable life-history of a new family (Micromalthidae) of beetles. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 26: 185–190. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Azar, D. 2008. New taxa of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Lebanese amber with evolutionary and systematic comments. Alavesia 2: 15–46. Full article (PDF) Reference page.
LeConte, J.L. 1878: 1. Descriptions of new species. In: Hubbard, H.G.; Schwarz, E.A. The Coleoptera of Michigan. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 17: 593–626. Internet Archive BHL
Beutel, R.G.; Hörnschemeyer, T. 2002: Larval morphology and phylogenetic position of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (Coleoptera: Micromalthidae). Systematic entomology, 27: 169–190. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3113.2002.00172.x
Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Davies, A.E., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Lawrence, J.F., Lyal, C.H.C., Newton, A.F., Reid, C.A.M., Schmitt, M., Ślipiński, S.A. & Smith, A.B.T. 2011. Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta). ZooKeys 88: 1–972. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 Open access. PMC: 3088472 Open access. Reference page.
Hörnschemeyer, T. 2009. The species-level phylogeny of archostematan beetles—where do Micromalthus debilis and Crowsoniella relicta belong? Systematic Entomology 34: 533–558. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00476.x Paywall. [Note: Unpublished for the purposes of zoological nomenclature (Art. 8.2, ICZN)]
Hörnschemeyer, T., Wedmann, S. & Poinar, G. 2010. How long can insect species exist? Evidence from extant and fossil Micromalthus beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158(2): 300–311. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00549.x Open access. [Corrigendum: 160(3): 619. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00702.x Open access.] Reference page.
Kirejtshuk, A.G., Nel, A. & Collomb, F.-M. 2010. New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 46: 216–227. DOI: 10.1080/00379271.2010.10697661 Open access. Reference page.
Perkovsky, E.E. 2007: [On the find of adult Micromalthus (Coleoptera, Micromalthidae) in Dominican amber.] Paleontologicheskii zhurnal, 2007(6): 36–38. [in Russian, English translation in Paleontological journal, 41(6): 626–628. ISSN 0031-0301 DOI: 10.1134/S0031030107060068 PDF]
Pollock, D.A.; Normark, B.B. 2002: The life cycle of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (1878) (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Micromalthidae): historical review and evolutionary perspective. Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research, 40: 105–112. ISSN: 0947-5745 DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0469.2002.00183.x
Rosen, J.G. 1971: Micromalthus debilis LeConte from amber of Chiapas, Mexico (Coleoptera, Micromalthidae). University of California publications in entomology, 63: 75–76.



Vernacular names
English: telephone-pole beetles
русский: Микромальтиды
中文: 复变甲科

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