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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: Xanthopygina
Genera: Darwinilus – Dysanellus – Elecatopselaphus – Elmas – Gastrisus – Glenus – Haematodes – Isanopus – Lendatus – Nausicotus – Nordus – Ocyolinus – Oligotergus – Paraxenopygus – Peripus – Phanolinopsis – Phanolinus – Plociopterus – Scaponopselaphus – Scariphaeus – Smilax – Styngetus – Terataki – Torobus – Triacrus – Tricholinus – Trigonopselaphus – Xanthopygus – Xenopygus – Zackfalinus

Invalid genera names: Weiserianum

Xanthopygina Sharp, 1884: 342

Type genus: Xanthopygus Kraatz, 1857.


Platycnemidiformes Nordmann, 1837: 6
Type genus: Platycnemus Nordmann, 1837 [placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology (ICZN 1996c); syn. of Haematodes Laporte, 1835].
Triacri Bernhauer, 1931: 84
Type genus: Triacrus Nordmann, 1837.

Primary references

Sharp, D. 1884. Fam. Staphylinidae (in part) [pp. 313–392, pls. 8–9]. In: Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta, Coleoptera. Vol. 1(2). Taylor and Francis, London. BHL [see p. 342]

Additional references

Caron, E., de Castro, J.C., Silva, M.R.D. & Ribeiro-Costa, C.S. 2016. Phylogeny and revision of a colorful Neotropical genus of rove beetles: Xenopygus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Zootaxa 4138(1): 59–82. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4138.1.2. 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, description: p. 36]
Chatzimanolis, S. 2014: Phylogeny of xanthopygine rove beetles (Coleoptera) based on six molecular loci. Systematic entomology 39(1): 141–149. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12040 Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S. 2015. A review of the genus Scaponopselaphus Scheerpeltz (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e4735. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4735. Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S. 2016. A revision of the myrmecophilous genus Smilax Laporte (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Zootaxa 4162(2): 283–303. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4162.2.5. Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S. 2017. And then there were six: a revision of the genus Phanolinopsis Scheerpeltz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Zootaxa 4323(1): 49–67. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4323.1.4. Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S. & Brunke, A.J. 2019. A phylogeny of Xanthopygina (Insecta, Coleoptera) reveals major lineages and the origin of myrmecophily. Zoologica scripta 48(4): 494–506. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12358 Paywall Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S. & Caron, E. 2016. New species and synonymies in Xenopygus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Zootaxa 4200(1): 131–142. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4200.1.5. Reference page.
Herman, L.H. 2001: Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera): 1758 to the end of the second millennium. VI. Staphylinine group (part 3) Staphylininae: Staphylinini (Quediina, Staphylinina, Tanygnathinina, Xanthopygina), Xantholinini. Staphylinidae incertae sedis: fossils, Protactinae†. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (265): 3021–3840.


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