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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: Bostrichiformia
Superfamilia: Bostrichoidea

Familia: Ptinidae
Subfamilia: Anobiinae
Tribus: Stegobiini
Genus: Oligomerus
Species (18): O. alternans – O. angusticollis – O. brevipilis – O. brunneus – O. californicus – O. crestonensis – O. cylindricus – O. delicatulus – O. disruptus – O. enervatus – O. grossus – O. obtusus – O. priapus – O. ptilinoides – O. retowskii – O. sericans – O. tenellus – O. texanus

Oligomerus L.Redtenbacher, 1849


Redtenbacher, L., 1849. Pp. i–xxviii + 641–884. In: Fauna austriaca. Die Käfer. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: Carl Gerold's Sohn, xxviii + 883, 2 pls.


Nomenclator Zoologicus
Zicha, Ondřej et al. Oligomerus – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).

Vernacular names

Oligomerus is a genus of death-watch beetles in the family Ptinidae. There are about 18 described species in Oligomerus.[1][2][3][4][5]


It leaves a round hole behind, which is one to three millimeters in diameter. The boreholes are filled with loose bore dust. Its excrement looks like "salt and pepper".

These 18 species belong to the genus Oligomerus:

Oligomerus alternans LeConte, 1865 i c g b
Oligomerus angusticollis White, 1976 i c g
Oligomerus brevipilis Fall, 1905 i c g
Oligomerus brunneus (Olivier, 1790) g
Oligomerus californicus Fall, 1905 i c g
Oligomerus crestonensis Hatch, 1961 i c g
Oligomerus cylindricus White, 1976 i c g
Oligomerus delicatulus (Fall, 1920) i c g
Oligomerus disruptus (Baudi di Selve, 1874) g
Oligomerus enervatus White, 1976 i c g
Oligomerus grossus White, 1976 i c g
Oligomerus obtusus LeConte, 1865 i c g
Oligomerus priapus White, 1976 i c g
Oligomerus ptilinoides (Wollaston, 1854) g
Oligomerus retowskii Schilsky, 1898 g
Oligomerus sericans (Melsheimer, 1846) i c g b
Oligomerus tenellus Fall, 1905 i c g
Oligomerus texanus White, 1976 i c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]

"Oligomerus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
"Browse Oligomerus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
"Oligomerus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
"Oligomerus Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-05-01., Oligomerus

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