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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

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Oxytelinae
Tribus: Coprophilini
Genus: Coprophilus
Subgenera: C. (Coprophilus) – C. (Zonyptilus)

Species: C. alticola – C. burphuensis – C. castoris – C. difformis – C. drugmandi – C. fauveli – C. formosanus – C. impressus – C. kashmiricus – C. longicollis – C. major – C. marginalis – C. nepalensis – C. nepalicus – C. pennifer – C. pentatoma – C. pseudopiceus – C. qinlingensis – C. reitteri – C. rufipennis – C. schubertii – C. sibiricus – C. simplex – C. solskyi – C. striatulus – C. subplagiatus – C. talassicus – C. xinjiangensis

Invalid species names: C. chinensis

Coprophilus Latreille, 1829: 439

Type species: Staphylinus striatulus Fabricius, 1792 designated by ICZN 1993: 164 (Opinion 1722).

Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1829. Crustacés, arachnides et partie des insectes. In: le Baron Cuvier, Le règne animal, distribué d'après son organisation, ..., nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée, Vol. 4. Déterville, Paris. xxvii + 584 pp. BHL [original description: p. 439]

Additional references

Gildenkov, M.Y. 2017. New synonymies of Coprophilus (Zonyptilus) pentatoma Fauvel, 1897 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Zootaxa 4306(1): 130–136. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4306.1.8 Reference page.
Gildenkov, M.Yu. 2021d. A New Species of the Genus: Coprophilus Latreille, 1829 from Georgia and Turkey (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Oxytelinae). Entomological Review. 101(6): 846–851. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873821060099. Paywall. (original Russian Text published in Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2021 100(5): 493–498). Reference page.

Coprophilus (from Greek 'dung-loving') is, with about 30 species, a relatively small genus of staphylinid beetles. They are confined to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. These species occur near herbivore dungs as well as decaying plant matters, hence their generic name.

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