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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Subfamilia: Cephaloplectinae
Genera (5): Cephaloplectus - Eulimulodes - Limulodes - Paralimulodes - Rodwayia


Cephaloplectinae Sharp, 1883

Type genus: Cephaloplectus , 1883


Limulodinae Ganglbauer, 1899
Type genus: Limulodes Matthews, 1867

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Primary references

Sharp, D. 1882–1887. Insecta. Coleoptera. 1(2) In: Godman, F.D. & Salvin, O. (eds.) (1879–1915), Biologia Centrali-Americana: zoology, botany and archaeology. [London: Published for the editors by R.H. Porter] DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.730 Reference page. [first availability, see p. 295]

Additional references

Newton, A.F. 1985: South temperate Staphylinoidea (Coleoptera): their potential for biogeographic analysis of austral disjunctions. Pp. 180-220 in Ball, G.E. (ed.) Taxonomy, phylogeny and zoogeography of beetles and ants. Series entomologica, (33) Google books Reference page. [see p. 187]
Seevers, C.H.; Dybas, H.S. 1943: A synopsis of the Limulodidae (Coleoptera): a new family proposed for myrmecophiles of the subfamilies Limulodinae (Ptiliidae) and Cephaloplectinae (Staphylinidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36(3): 546-586. abstract full article at CHLA Reference page.


Cephaloplectinae – Taxon details on BugGuide.

Vernacular names
English: Horseshoe crab beetles

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