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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: Philonthina
Genera: ActinomorphusActinusAfrorabigusAgacerusAtopocentrumBelonuchusBisniusCafiusChroaptomusCraspedomerusDelgadobiusDiplostictusEccoptolonthusEcitophytesFlohriaGabriopalpusGabriusGabronthusGlyphesthusHasumiusHesperomimus – Hesperopalpus – Hesperus – Hybridolinus – Ioma – Jurecekia – Konradus – Laetulonthus – Leptopeltoides – Leptopeltus – Leucitus – Linoderus – Moeocerus – Mysolius – Neobisnius – Neoleucitus – Neopescolinus – Nephronthus – Odontolinus – Ophionthus – Orthidus – Pachypelmopus – Paederallus – Paederomimus – Paracraspedomerus – Pescolinus – Peucoglyphus – Phileciton – Philonthoblerius – PhilonthusPhucobius – Platyschema – Prianophthalmus – Pridonius – Prionopedinus – Proxenobius – Pseudocraspedomerus – Pseudomoeocerus – Pseudophilonthus – Pterygolaetus – RabigusRemus – Scelotrichus – Shaverdolena – Sphaeriolinus – Sternotoxus – Taxiplagus – Thinocafius – Trachyphilonthus – Trapeziderus – Tropiopterius – Xanthodermus – Xenobius

Invalid genera names: Pseudohesperus

Philonthina Kirby, 1837: 91

Type genus: Philonthus Curtis, 1829.


Philonthidae Kirby, 1837: 91 [original name]
Rémates Mulsant and Rey, 1876: 596
Type genus: Remus sensu C. G. Thomson, 1859 [not Remus Holme, 1837; syn. of Erichsonius Fauvel, 1874]
Craspedomeri Bernhauer, 1911: 88
Type genus: Craspedomerus Bernhauer, 1911.

Primary references

Kirby, W. 1837. The insects. In: Richardson J. (Ed.), Fauna boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, RN. Part 4. J. Fletcher, Norwich; 325 + [2] pp., 8 pls. BHL Reference page. [original name: p. 91]

Additional references

Chani-Posse, M.R. 2014. An illustrated key to the New World genera of Philonthina Kirby (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), with morphological, taxonomical and distributional notes. Zootaxa 3755(1): 62–86. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3755.1.3 Reference page.
Chani-Posse, M.R., Brunke, A.J., Chatzimanolis, S., Schillhammer, H. & Solodovnikov, A.Y. 2017 [2018]. Phylogeny of the hyper-diverse rove beetle subtribe Philonthina with implications for classification of the tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Cladistics 34(1): 1–40. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12188 Reference page. [genera included, diagnosis, description: p. 31]
Herman, L.H. 2001: Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera): 1758 to the end of the second millennium. V. Staphylinine group (part 2) Staphylininae: Diochini, Maorothiini, Othiini, Platyprosopini, Staphylinini (Amblyopinina, Anisolinina, Hyptiomina, Philonthina). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (265 ): 2441–3020.
Li, L. & Zhou, H.-Z., 2011: Revision and phylogenetic assessment of the rove beetle genus Pseudohesperus Hayashi, with broad reference to the subtribe Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163 (3): 679–722. Abstract: DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00731.x.
Pietrykowska-Tudruj, E.; Staniec, B. 2011: The morphology of the pupae of six species of Philonthina (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylinini) with taxonomic remarks. Zootaxa, 2865: 53–67. Preview
Rodríguez, W.D. & Navarrete-Heredia, J.L. 2016. A new Mexican species of Belonuchus Nordmann (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Zootaxa 4083(3): 444–450. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4083.3.3. Full article (PDF)Reference page.
Schillhammer, H., 1991: Four new Philonthini from Asia and synonymical notes on the genus Philonthus Curtis. Koleopterologische Rundschau 61: 51–56.
Smetana, A. 1995: Rove beetles of the subtribe Philonthina of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): classification, phylogeny and taxonomic revision. Memoirs on entomology, international, (3 )

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