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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
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Agyrtidae
Subfamilia: Agyrtinae
Genus: Agyrtes
Species: A. longulus – A. sichuanensis – A. similis

Agyrtes Frölich, 1799


Agyrtecanus Reitter, 1901
Lendomus Casey, 1924


Frölich, J.A. 1799. Einige neue Gattungen und Arten von Käfern. Der Naturforscher 28: 1–65. Google BooksOpen access Reference page.
Anderson, R.S. and Peck, S.B. 1985: The Carrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska (Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae). Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Ottawa.
Schawaller, W. 1999: A new species of Agyrtes from China, and new faunistic data on Palaearctic Agyrtidae (Coleoptera). Linzer biologische Beiträge, 31: 713–718. PDF

Agyrtes is a genus of primitive carrion beetles in the family Agyrtidae. There are at least four described species in Agyrtes.[1][2][3]


These four species belong to the genus Agyrtes:

Agyrtes bicolor Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Agyrtes longulus (LeConte, 1859)
Agyrtes primoticus Scudder, 1900
Agyrtes similis Fall, 1937


"Agyrtes Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
"Agyrtes". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

"Agyrtes genus Information". Retrieved 2019-09-23.

Further reading

Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2015). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-29685-5.

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