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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: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Olisthaerinae
Genus: Olisthaerus
Species: O. megacephalus – O. substriatus

Olisthaerus Dejean, 1833: 69

Type species: Staphylinus substriatus Paykull, 1790, fixed by monotypy.


Olistherus Agassiz, 1846: 257 [unjustified emendation of Olisthaerus]
Olistherus Gemminger & Harold, 1868: 674 [unjustified emendation of Olisthaerus]

Primary references

Dejean, P.F.M.A. 1833. Catalogue des Coléoptères de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean. Deuxième édition. [Livraison 1 (pp. 1–96), Livraison 2 (pp. 97–176)]. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis Père et Fils. [pp. 177–256, Livraison 3 was published in 1834; pp. 257–360, Livraison 4 in 1835; pp. 361–442, Livraison 5 in 1836]. BHL. Reference page. [in list, no description: p. 69]

Olisthaerus is a genus of beetles belonging to the family Staphylinidae.[1]

The species of this genus are found in Europe and Northern America.[1]


Olisthaerus megacephalus (Zetterstedt, 1828)
Olisthaerus substriatus (Paykull, 1790)


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