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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Elateroidea

Familia: Cantharidae
Subfamilia: Cantharinae
Tribus: Cacomorphocerini – Cantharini – Podabrini
Overview of genera

†Hoffeinsensia – †Sucinocantharis

Cantharinae Imhoff, 1856 (1815)

Kuśka, A. & Kania, I. 2010. New soldier beetles (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) from the Eocene Baltic amber. Zootaxa 2400: 49–56. Preview. Reference page. 
Švihla, V. 2005. New taxa of the subfamily Cantharinae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from southeastern Asia with notes on other species II. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45: 71–110. PDF Reference page. 
Švihla, V. 2011: New taxa of the subfamily Cantharinae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from south-eastern Asia, with notes on other species III. Zootaxa, 2895: 1–34. Preview

Cantharinae is a subfamily of beetles in the family Cantharidae. There are at least 200 described species in Cantharinae.[1][2]

Taxonomic note

Lawrence and Newton (1995) give the authorship of this subfamily as Imhoff, 1856 (1815).[2]

Tribes and genera

Two tribes are accepted:
Rhaxonycha carolina

Absidiella Wittmer, 1972
Ancistronycha Märkel, 1852
Atalantycha Kazantsev, 2005
Cantharis Linnaeus, 1758
Cultellunguis McKey-Fender, 1950
Cyrtomoptera Motschulsky, 1860
Hemipodistra Ganglbauer, 1922
Pacificanthia Kazantsev, 2001
Pseudoabsidia Wittmer, 1969
Rhagonycha Eschscholtz, 1830
Rhaxonycha Motschulsky, 1860
†Burmomiles Fanti et al. 2018 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Elektrokleinia Ellenberger & Fanti, 2019 Burmese amber Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Myamalycocerus Fanti and Ellenberger 2016 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Molliberus Peris and Fanti 2018 Spanish amber, Albian
†Ornatomalthinus Poinar and Fanti 2016 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian (Subsequently suggested to belong to Silinae)
†Sanaungulus Fanti et al. 2018 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian


Auth.: Gistel, 1856[3]
Podabrus tricostatus
Stenothemus cou (possibly a synonym of Falsopodabrus)[4]

Asiopodabrus Wittmer, 1982
Cephalomalthinus Pic, 1921
Dichelotarsus Motschulsky, 1859
Falsopodabrus Pic, 1927
Fissopodabrus Pic, 1927
Hatchiana Fender, 1966
Kandyosilis Pic, 1929
Micropodabrus Pic, 1920
Podabrus Westwood, 1838
Stenopodabrus Nakane, 1992


Auth: Fanti and Kupryjanowicz 2018, all known members originate from the Eocene aged Baltic amber

†Cacomorphocerus Schaufuss 1891
†Eridanula Fanti and Damgaard 2018
†Noergaardia Fanti and Damgaard 2018
†Sucinocantharis Kuśka and Kania 2010
†Sucinorhagonycha Kuska 1996

Incertae sedis

†Katyacantharis Kazantsev and Perkovsky 2019, Agdzhakend amber, Azerbaijan, Cenomanian

"Cantharinae Subfamily Information". Iowa State University. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
"Cantharinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-01-25. tribus Podabrini Gistel, 1856 (retrieved 3 July 2020) species Falsopodabrus martensi (Wittmer, 1979) retrieved 3 July 2020

Bouchard, P., Y. Bousquet, A. Davies, M. Alonso-Zarazaga, J. Lawrence, C. Lyal, A. Newton, et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys, vol. 88, 1–972.
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.
Ramsdale, Alistair S. / Arnett, Ross H. Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, eds. (2002). "Family 64. Cantharidae". American Beetles, volume 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea, 202–218.

Further reading

NCBI Taxonomy Browser, Cantharinae
Arnett, R.H. Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
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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