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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: Bostrichiformia
Superfamilia: Bostrichoidea

Familia: Ptinidae
Subfamilia: Ptininae
Genus: Niptus
Species: N. hololeucus
Name

Niptus Boieldieu, 1856
References

Aalbu, R.L.; Andrews, F.G. 1992: Revision of the spider beetle genus Niptus in North America, including new cave and pholeophile species (Coleoptera: Ptinidae). Pan-Pacific entomologist, 68(2): 73–96.
Atlas of spider beetles (Ptinidae) of Russia

Niptus is a genus of beetle present in the Australian region, the Palearctic (including Europe), the Near East, the Nearctic, and North Africa.

Niptus as it is currently described is polyphyletic and researchers have suggested splitting it into two or more genera.[1]

Species include:[2]

Niptus abditus
Niptus absconditus
Niptus abstrusus
Niptus arcanus
Niptus giulianii
Niptus hololeucus – golden spider beetle
Niptus neotomae
Niptus sleeperi
Niptus ventriculus

References

Philips, T. K. (2000). Phylogenetic analysis of the New World Ptininae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea). Systematic Entomology 25 235-62.
Niptus. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

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