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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: Histeroidea

Familia: Histeridae
Subfamilia: Abraeinae
Tribus: Abraeini - Plegaderini - Acritini - Acritomorphini - Teretriini

Genus: (incertae sedis): Brounhister

Abraeinae MacLeay, 1819

I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2004 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea.
Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-74-9, p. 68


Abraeinae – Taxon details on BugGuide.

Abraeinae is a subfamily of clown beetles in the family Histeridae. There are at least 20 genera and at least 440 described species in Abraeinae.[1][2]
Acritus nigricornis

Many of the groups are tiny, with adults less than 2 mm in length. These beetles are diverse in form with a small oval specie that separates them from all the other histerids expect for the Bacaniini. The Abraeinae lacks of a separate basal piece of the aedeagus.


Abaeletes Cooman, 1940
Abraeus Leach, 1817
Acritodes Cooman, 1935
Acritomorphus Wenzel, 1944
Acritus J. L. LeConte, 1853
Aeletes Horn, 1873
Aeletodes Gomy, 1977
Anophtaeletes Olexa, 1976
Arizonacritus Gomy & Warner, 2013
Chaetabraeus Portevin, 1929
Eubrachium Wollaston, 1862
Halacritus Schmidt, 1893
Iberacritus Yélamos, 1994
Mascarenium Gomy, 1978
Phloeolister Bickhardt, 1916
Plegaderus Erichson, 1834
Pleuroleptus G. Müller, 1937
Spelaeabraeus Moro, 1957
Spelaeacritus Jeannel, 1934
Teretriosoma Horn, 1873
Teretrius Erichson, 1834
Therondus Gomy, 1974
Trypolister Bickhardt, 1916
Xiphonotus Lacordaire, 1854


"Abraeinae Subfamily Information". Retrieved 27 January 2018.

"Abraeinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

Lawrence, J. F., and A. F. Newton Jr. / Pakaluk, James, and Stanislaw Adam Slipinski, eds. (1995). "Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names)". Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson, vol. 2, 779–1006.
Mazur, Slawomir (1997). "A world catalogue of the Histeridae (Coleoptera: Histeroidea)". Genus:, International Journal of Invertebrate Taxonomy (Supplement), 373.

Further reading

Arnett, R. H. Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). (21 June 2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
Arnett, Ross H. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press.
Richard E. White. (1983). Peterson Field Guides: Beetles. Houghton Mifflin Company.

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