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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: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: 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: Microsilphinae
Genus: Microsilpha
Species (4): M. argentina – M. litorea – M. ocelligera – M. topali

Microsilpha Broun, 1886: 889

Type species: Microsilpha litorea Broun, 1886, fixed by monotypy.


Micragyrtes Champion, 1918: 46 [synonym in Newton & Thayer (1995)]
Type species: Micragyrtes ocelligerus Champion, 1918, fixed by original designation.
Acruliodema Scheerpeltz, 1972: 45 [synonym in Newton & Thayer (1995)]
Type species: Acruliodema argentinum Scheerpeltz, 1972, fixed by original designation.

Primary references

Broun, T. 1886. Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Parts III and IV. Pp. 745–973. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department, Wellington. BHL (Part III), BHL (Part IV) Reference page. [original description: p. 889]

Additional references

Newton, A.F., jr.; Thayer, M.K. 1995: Protopselaphinae new subfamily for Protopselaphus new genus from Malaysia, with a phylogenetic analysis and review of the Omaliine Group of Staphylinidae including Pselaphidae (Coleoptera). Pp. 219-320 in Pakaluk, J.; Slipinski, S.A. (eds) Biology, phylogeny, and classification of Coleoptera: papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Volume 1. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warsaw, Poland.

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