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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: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Staphylinina
Genus: Ontholestes
Species: O. africanus – O. asiaticus – O. aurosparsus – O. borneensis – O. brasilianus – O. callistus – O. chalcopygus – O. cingulatus – O. dieckmanni – O. elegans – O. gracilentus – O. gracilis – O. hairaerensis – O. haroldi – O. hayashii – O. holdhausi – O. inauratus – O. louwerensi – O. lowi – O. marginalis – O. marmoratus – O. moluccarum – O. murinus – O. napoensis – O. oculatus – O. orientalis – O. paramurinus – O. patriarchicus – O. proximus – O. simulator – O. superbus – O. tenuicornis – O. tessellatus – O. variegatus – O. xinqiaoensis – O. yakuticus
Name

Ontholestes Ganglbauer, 1895: 417

Type species: Staphylinus murinus Linnaeus, 1758 fixed by subsequent designation in Lucas, 1920: 459.

Synonymy

Trichoderma Stephens, 1833: 98 [no description; preoccupied genus name, not Trichoderma Fleming, 1822 (Aves); also Trichoderma Nonfried, 1894 (Scarabaeidae), Trichoderma Greeff, 1869 (Nematoda), Trichoderma Swainson, 1839
Type species: Staphylinus murinus Linnaeus, 1758, designated in Westwood, 1838: 15.

References
Primary references

Ganglbauer, L. 1895. Die Käfer von Mitteleuropa. Die Käfer der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie, Deutschlands, der Schweiz, sowie des französischen und italienischen Alpengebietes. II. Familienreihe Staphylinoidea. 1. Theil: Staphylinidae, Pselaphidae. Wien. VI + 880 + 1 nlb. pp. [original description: p. 417]

Additional references

Costa-Silva, V., Asenjo, A., Newton, A.F. & Thyssen, P.J. 2018. Redescription and new records of Ontholestes brasilianus Bernhauer, 1906 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Zootaxa 4388(1): 143–150. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4388.1.12. Reference page. [Key to South American species of Ontholestes: p. 144]
Smetana, A.; Shavrin, A.V. 2013: New species of the genus Ontholestes Ganglbauer, 1895 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) from Yakutia. Zootaxa 3721(3): 296–299. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3721.3.7 Reference page.
Yang, Z.; Zhou, H.-Z. 2012: Review of Chinese species of the genus Ontholestes Ganglbauer, 1895 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) with description of two species new to science. Zootaxa, 3191: 1–20. Preview

Ontholestes is a genus of large rove beetles in the family Staphylinidae. There are at least 20 described species in Ontholestes.[1][2][3][4]
Ontholestes cingulatus

Species

These 21 species belong to the genus Ontholestes:

Ontholestes asiaticus Smetana, 1959 c g
Ontholestes aurosparsus Fauvel, 1895 c g
Ontholestes callistus Hochhuth, 2012 c g
Ontholestes cingulatus (Gravenhorst, 1802) g b (gold-and-brown rove beetle)
Ontholestes gracilis Sharp, 1874 c g
Ontholestes hairaerensis Li & Chen,/1993 c g
Ontholestes haroldi (Eppelsheim, 1884) g
Ontholestes hayashii Li, 1992 c g
Ontholestes inauratus Mannerheim, 1830 c g
Ontholestes marginalis (Gené, 1836) g
Ontholestes murinus Linnaeus, 1758 c g
Ontholestes napoensis Zhuo Yang, Hong-Zhang Zhou, 2012 c g
Ontholestes oculatus Sharp, 1874 c g
Ontholestes orientalis Bernhauer, 1906 c g
Ontholestes paramurinus Li & Chen, 1993 c g
Ontholestes proximus Kirshenblat, 1936 c g
Ontholestes rosti Bernhauer, ms c
Ontholestes simulator Kirshenblat, 1936 c g
Ontholestes tenuicornis Kraatz, 1859 c g
Ontholestes tessellatus Geoffroy, 1785 c g
Ontholestes xinqiaoensis Zhuo Yang, Hong-Zhang Zhou, 2012 c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[5] c = Catalogue of Life,[1] g = GBIF,[2] b = Bugguide.net[3]
References

"Browse Ontholestes". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"Ontholestes". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"Ontholestes Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
"Ontholestes Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-06.

"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-06.

Further reading

Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Brunke, A.; Marshall, S. (2011). "Contributions to the faunistics and bionomics of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in northeastern North America: discoveries made through study of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, Ontario, Canada". ZooKeys (75): 29–68. doi:10.3897/zookeys.75.767. PMC 3088045. PMID 21594139.
Frank, J.H.; Ahn, K.J. (2011). "Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history". ZooKeys (107): 1–98. doi:10.3897/zookeys.107.1651. PMC 3392188. PMID 22792029.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Chandler, D.; Savard, K.; et al. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 2". ZooKeys (22): 19–33. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.177.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Li, A.; Savard, K. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 1". ZooKeys (22): 5–17. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.86.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Mazur, Slawomir (2004). Lobl, I.; Smetana, A. (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Histeroidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. pp. 68–102. ISBN 87-88757-74-9.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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