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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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Coccinelloidea

Familia: Endomychidae
Subfamilia: Merophysiinae
Genera: Holoparamecus – Lycoperdinella – Rueckeria

Merophysiinae Seidlitz, 1872

Holoparamecinae Seidlitz, 1888 [syn. Tomaszewska (2000)]


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Arriaga-Varela, E., Tomaszewska, W., Huo, L-Z. & Seidel, M. 2018. On Neotropical Merophysiinae with descriptions of a new genus and new species (Coleoptera, Endomychidae). ZooKeys 736: 1–41. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.736.21628. Reference page.
Tomaszewska, K.W. 2000: Morphology, phylogeny and classification of adult Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Annales Zoologici, 50: 449–558. [Abstract: [1]]

Merophysiinae is a subfamily of handsome fungus beetles in the family Endomychidae.[1][2]


These 15 genera belong to the subfamily Merophysiinae:[3]

Cholovocera Motschulsky, 1838 r
Displotera Reitter, 1877 r
Evolocera Sharp, 1902 i c g r
Fallia Sharp, 1902 i c g r
Gomya Dajoz, 1973 r
Hexasternum Rücker, 1983 r
Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833 i c g b r
Lathrapion Rücker, 1983 r
Lycoperdinella Champion, 1913 r
Merophysia Lucas, 1852 r
Pseudevolocera Champion, 1913 r
Pseudoparamecus Brethes, 1922 r
Pythlarhinus Dajoz, 1970 r
Reitteria Leder, 1872 c g r
Rueckeria Arriaga-Varela, 2018[4]

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[6] b =,[2] r = Rücker,[3]

"Merophysiinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
"Merophysiinae Subfamily Information". Retrieved 2018-05-04.
Rücker, Herausgeber Wolfgang H. "Checklist Latridiidae & Merophysiinae of the World". Retrieved 2018-05-04.
Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel; Tomaszewska, Wioletta; Huo, Lizhi; Seidel, Matthias (2018). "On Neotropical Merophysiinae with descriptions of a new genus and new species (Coleoptera, Endomychidae)". ZooKeys (736): 1–41. doi:10.3897/zookeys.736.21628. PMC 5904490. PMID 29674866.
"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-05-04.

"GBIF". Retrieved 2018-05-04.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Crotch, G.R. (1873). Check list of the Coleoptera of America, north of Mexico. Naturalists' Agency. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38811. ISBN 0665070772.
Evans, Arthur V.; Hogue, James N. (2006). Field Guide to Beetles of California. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520246577.
Klimaszewski, Jan; Watt, J.Charles (1997). "Coleoptera: family-group review and keys to identification". Fauna of New Zealand. 37.
Lawrence, J.F.; Newton Jr., A.F. (1995). Pakaluk, James; Slipinski, Stanislaw Adam (eds.). Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Vol. 2. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN. pp. 779–1006. ISBN 83-85192-34-4.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Leng, Charles W. (1920). Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico. John D. Sherman, Jr. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.8777.
Poole, Robert W.; Gentili, Patricia, eds. (1996). "A Check List of the Insects of North America: Coleoptera". Nomina Insecta Nearctica: A Check List of the Insects of North America. Entomological Information Services. 1: Coleoptera, Strepsiptera: 41–820. ISBN 9781889002019.
Skelley, Paul E.; Leschen, Richard A.B. (2002). Arnett, R.H. (ed.). Family 92. Endomychidae Leach 1815. American Beetles Vol. 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 366–370. ISBN 0-8493-0954-9.
Strohecker, H.F. (1986). "Family: Endomychidae". A Catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. United States Department of Agriculture.
Tomaszewska, K. Wioletta (2005). "Phylogeny and generic classification of the subfamily Lycoperdininae with a re-analysis of the family Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)". Annales Zoologici. 55. ISSN 0003-4541.
Tomaszewska, K. Wioletta (2000). "Morphology, phylogeny and classification of adult Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)". Annales Zoologici. 50 (4): 449–558. ISSN 0003-4541.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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