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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Silphidae
Subfamilia: Nicrophorinae
Genera (4): EonecrophorusNicrophorusPtomascopus – †Palaeosilpha

Nicrophorinae Kirby 1837

I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2004 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea.
Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-74-9, p. 234
Peck, S.B.; Anderson, R.S. 1985: Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the carrion beetles of Latin America (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Quaestiones entomologicae, 21: 247–317. PDF
Sikes, D.S.; Madge, R.B.; Newton, A.F. 2002: A catalog of the Nicrophorinae (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the world. Zootaxa 65: 1–304. Abstract & excerpt PDF Reference page.
Sikes, D.S.; Madge, R.B.; Trumbo, S.T. 2006: Revision of Nicrophorus in part: new species and inferred phylogeny of the nepalensis-group based on evidence from morphology and mitochondrial DNA (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae). Invertebrate systematics, 20: 305–365. DOI: 10.1071/IS05020
Sikes, D.S.; Venables, C. (2013, in press): Molecular phylogeny of the burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.07.022

Nicrophorinae is a subfamily of burying beetles or carrion beetles. It contains only one tribe, Nicrophorini.


This beetle subfamily contains the following genera:[1]
Extant Genera

Eonecrophorus Kurosawa, 1985
Nicrophorus Fabricius, 1775
Ptomascopus Kraatz, 1876

Extinct Genera

↑Palaeosilpha Flach, 1890


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