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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
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Aderidae
Genus: Ganascus
Species: G. ptinoides – G. ventricosus

Ganascus Casey, 1895

Ganascus Casey, 1895: 803
Sandytes Casey, 1895: 806 [syn. Werner (1990: 190)]

Type species

Ganascus Casey: Xylophilus ventricosus LeConte, 1875, by subsequent designation by Werner (1990: 190)
Sandytes Casey: Xylophilus ptinoides Schwarz, 1878, by monotypy


Werner, F.G. 1990: Revision of the Aderidae of eastern North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 98: 187–232. JSTOR

Ganascus is a genus of ant-like leaf beetles in the family Aderidae. There are at least two described species in Ganascus.[1][2][3]

These two species belong to the genus Ganascus:

Ganascus ptinoides (Schwarz, 1878)
Ganascus ventricosus (LeConte, 1875)


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

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

Further reading

Chandler, Donald S. (2002). "Family 118: Aderidae Winkler, 1927". In Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, Michael C.; Skelley, Paul E.; Frank, J. Howard (eds.). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 559–563. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
Kubisz, Daniel; Iwan, Dariusz; Tykarski, Piotr (2014). Tenebrionoidea: Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Ripiphoridae, Prostomidae, Oedemeridae, Mycteridae, Pythidae, Aderidae, Scraptiidae, Critical checklist, distribution in Poland and meta-analysis. University of Warsaw - Faculty of Biology & Natura optima dux Foundation. ISBN 978-83-935107-9-5.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2013). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-26090-0.

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