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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Ptiliidae
Subfamilia: Ptiliinae
Tribus: Ptiliini
Genus: Kuschelidium
Species (2): K. maori – K. okinawense

Kuschelidium Johnson, 1982

Type species: Kuschelidium maori Johnson, 1982


Grebennikov, V.V. 2008: A new species for Limulopteryx from Cameroon with the first record of termitophilous Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) outside the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1727: 49–56. Abstract & excerpt Reference page.
Hall, W.E. 1999: Generic revision of the tribe Nanosellini (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae: Ptiliinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 125(1-2): 39–126. JSTOR Reference page. [See p. 45]
Hall, W.E. 2005. 11.2 Ptiliidae Erichson, 1845. Pp. 251–261 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.), Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-017130-9. DOI for chapter 11: DOI: 10.1515/9783110904550.223 Reference page. [See p. 252; placement in Ptiliini]
Johnson, C. 1982. An introduction to the Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology 9(3): 333–376. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.1982.10423865 Google books. Reference page. [See p. 337; description]
Newton, A.F., jr. 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 ISBN 9061935113 (this volume) ISBN 9061931908 (series) Google books
Sawada, Y.; Hirowatari, T. 2002: Systematic position of the genus Kuschelidium Johnson (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae), with description of a new species from Japan. Elytra 30(2): 431-438. Full issue (PDF) Reference page. [See p. 437; placement in Nanosellini]

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