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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: Ptiliidae
Subfamilia: Cephaloplectinae
Genus: Cephaloplectus
Species (7): C. flavus – C. godmani – C. insignis – C. longiseta – C. mus – C. quadriglumis – C. trilobitoides
Species names in synonymy (1): C. pusillus
Check (1): C. argentinus

Cephaloplectus Sharp, 1883
Authority for placement: objective (type genus)
Original status: valid genus
Type species: Cephaloplectus godmani Sharp, 1883
Fixation: Monotypy
ZooBank: [1]

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

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. [see p. 579]

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