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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: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Gehringiinae
Tribus: Gehringiini
Genus: Gehringia
Species: G. olympica

Gehringia Darlington, 1933

Bell, R.T. 1964: Does Gehringia belong to the Isochaeta? Coleopterists bulletin, 18: 59–61. JSTOR
Darlington, P.J., jr. 1933: A new tribe of Carabidae (Coleoptera) from the western United States. Pan-Pacific entomologist, 9: 110–114. ISSN: 0031-0603
Lindroth, C.H. 1960: The larva of Trachypachus Mtsch., Gehringia Darl., and Opisthius Kirby (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Opuscula entomologica, 25: 30–42.

Gehringia olympica is a species of ground beetles (family Carabidae), the only species in the genus Gehringia.[1]

It is a rather unusual member of its family, a tiny shiny-black beetle with a few stout bristles, and is not found anywhere outside the Pacific Northwest of North America, from Montana and Oregon in the United States northwards to the North West Territories and Yukon in Canada. It inhabits mountain stream gravel banks and can locally be very common. The relationships of this distinct montane endemic have been long debated; variously, it was assigned to subfamily Psydrinae or Trechinae and here it is treated in the former.

"Gehringia Darlington, 1933". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 27 Mar 2012.

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