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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: Oxytelinae
Tribus: Oxytelini
Genera (7 + 1†): AnotylusApocellus – †DolichoxenusEcitoclimaxJerozeniaOxytelusPlatystethus


Oxytelini Fleming, 1821: 49

Oxytelidae Fleming, 1821: 49
[Thinobiides J. Sahlberg, 1876: 242] [tribus resurr. by Khachikov, 2012: 222]
Type genus: Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844
Apocellaria Lynch Arribálzaga, 1884: 344
Type genus: Apocellus Erichson, 1839
Ecitoclimacini Borgmeier, 1934: 452
Type genus: Ecitoclimax Borgmeier, 1934
Trigonobregmini Scheerpeltz, 1944: 170, in key
Type genus: Trigonobregma Scheerpeltz, 1944

Primary references

Fleming, J. 1821. Insecta. Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume Fifth [Part 1]. 584 pp. A. Constable and Company, Edinburgh, 41–56, pl. 85. Archive [see p. 49]

Additional references

Engel, M.S.; Chatzimanolis, S. 2009: An oxyteline rove beetle in Dominican amber with possible African affinities (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Annals of Carnegie Museum, 77 (4): 425–429. DOI: 10.2992/0097-4463-77.4.425
Herman, L.H. 2003: A new genus and species of the Oxytelinae from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 76 (2): 96–103. JSTOR
Makranczy, G. 2006. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of the genera in the Carpelimus group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 98: 29–120. Abstract and full article (PDF) Reference page.
Makranczy, G. 2016. Review of the genus Paraploderus Herman, 1970 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62(1): 59–116. full article (pdf). Reference page.
Yue, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Ren, D. 2010: Three new Mesozoic staphylinids (Coleoptera) from Liaoning, China. Cretaceous research, 31 (1): 61–70. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.09.005

Oxytelini is a tribe of spiny-legged rove beetles in the family Staphylinidae. There are about 11 genera and at least 20 described species in Oxytelini.[1]


These 11 genera belong to the tribe Oxytelini:

Anotylus Thomson, 1859 i c g b
Aploderus Stephens, 1833 i c g b
Apocellus Erichson, 1839 i c g b
Carpelimus Leach, 1819 i c g b
Manda Blackwelder, 1952 i c g b
Neoxus Herman, 1970 i c g b
Ochthephilus Mulsant & Rey, 1856 i c g b
Oxytelus Gravenhorst, 1802 i c g b
Platystethus Mannerheim, 1830 i c g b
Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 i c g b
Thinodromus Kraatz, 1857 i c g b

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

"Oxytelini Tribe Information". Retrieved 2018-04-22.
"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-22.
"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-04-22.

"GBIF". Retrieved 2018-04-22.

Further reading

Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Brunke, A.; Marshall, S. (2011). "Contributions to the faunistics and bionomics of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in northeastern North America: discoveries made through study of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, Ontario, Canada". ZooKeys (75): 29–68. doi:10.3897/zookeys.75.767. PMC 3088045. PMID 21594139.
Crotch, G.R. (1873). Check list of the Coleoptera of America, north of Mexico. Naturalists' Agency. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38811. ISBN 0665070772.
Evans, Arthur V.; Hogue, James N. (2006). Field Guide to Beetles of California. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520246577.
Frank, J.H.; Ahn, K.J. (2011). "Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history". ZooKeys (107): 1–98. doi:10.3897/zookeys.107.1651. PMC 3392188. PMID 22792029.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Chandler, D.; Savard, K.; et al. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 2". ZooKeys (22): 19–33. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.177.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Li, A.; Savard, K. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 1". ZooKeys (22): 5–17. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.86.
Klimaszewski, Jan; Watt, J.Charles (1997). "Coleoptera: family-group review and keys to identification". Fauna of New Zealand. 37.
Lawrence, J.F.; Newton Jr., A.F. (1995). Pakaluk, James; Slipinski, Stanislaw Adam (eds.). Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Vol. 2. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN. pp. 779–1006. ISBN 83-85192-34-4.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Leng, Charles W. (1920). Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico. John D. Sherman, Jr. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.8777.
Mazur, Slawomir (2004). Lobl, I.; Smetana, A. (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Histeroidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. pp. 68–102. ISBN 87-88757-74-9.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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