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Nicrophorus germanicus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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
Genus: Nicrophorus
Species: Nicrophorus germanicus

Nicrophorus germanicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original combination: Silpha germanica


Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiæ: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii. i–ii, 1–824 pp DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.542: 359. Reference page.


Nicrophorus germanicus Taxon details on Fauna Europaea
ZooBank: act:77754952-76B2-4251-A4F7-BD4E331BCB26
Nicrophorus germanicus (L.) - photo by K.A. Grebennikov

dansk: Kæmpeådselgraver
Nederlands: Duitse doodgraver

Nicrophorus germanicus is a burying beetle described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. Males are larger than females and can reach a body length of 27 mm.[1]

RAS Zoological institute, St. Petersburg

Sikes, Derek S.; Madge, Ronald B.; Newton, Alfred F. (August 29, 2002). "A catalog of the Nicrophorinae (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the world". Zootaxa. 65 (1). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.65.1.1. ISBN 0-9582395-1-7. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 10, 2006.

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