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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: Scirtoidea
Familiae (6): Clambidae - Decliniidae - Eucinetidae - Scirtidae - †Elodophthalmidae - †Mesocinetidae

[sources: Kirejtshuk & Azar (2008), Kirejtshuk & Ponomarenko (2010)]

Scirtoidea Fleming, 1821


Scirtoidea Fleming, 1821
Clamboidea Fischer, 1821
Eucinetoidea Lacordaire, 1857


Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R.G. 2006: The pterothoracic skeletomuscular system of Scirtoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) and its implications for the high-level phylogeny of beetles. Journal of zoological systematics & evolutionary research, 44: 290–315.
Hunt, T.; Bergsten, J.; Levkanicova, Z.; Papadopoulou, A.; St. John, O.; Wild, R.; Hammond, P.M.; Ahrens, D.; Balke, M.; Caterino, M.S.; Gomez-Zurita, J.; Ribera, I.; Barraclough, T.G.; Bocakova, M.; Bocak, L.; Vogler, A.P. 2007: A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation. Science, 318: 1913–1916. [1]
Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Azar, D. 2008: New taxa of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Lebanese amber with evolutionary and systematic comments. Alavesia, 2: 15–46. PDF
Kirejtshuk, A.G.; Ponomarenko A.G. 2010: A new coleopterous family Mesocinetidae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Scirtoidea) from Late Mesozoic and notes on fossil remains from Shar-Teg (Upper Jurassic, South-Western Mongolia). Zoosystematica rossica, 19(2): 301–325.
Maddison, D.R.; Moore, W.; Baker, M.D.; Ellis, T.M.; Ober, K.A.; Cannone, J.J.; Gutell, R.R. 2009: Monophyly of terrestrial adephagan beetles as indicated by three nuclear genes (Coleoptera: Carabidae and Trachypachidae). Zoologica scripta, 38: 43–62.


Australian Faunal Directory
Holotype: Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences: Atlas of beetles of Russia: the superfamily SCIRTOIDEA

Scirtoidea is a superfamily of beetles in the suborder Polyphaga.

There are four extant families in this small superfamily:[1]

† Mesocinetidae Kirejtshuk and Ponomarenko 2010 Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous (Asia)
† Elodophthalmidae Kirejtshuk and Azar 2008 monotypic, Lebanese amber, Barremian


Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R. G. (2006). "The pterothoracic skeletomuscular system of Scirtoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) and its implications for the high-level phylogeny of beetles". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 44 (4): 290–315. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00369.x.

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