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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea
Familia: Perimylopidae
Genera: ChanopterusHydromedionMelytraParahelopsPerimylopsPseudodarwinellaSirrhas

Perimylopidae St. George, 1939

Lawrence, J.F. 1991: Perimylopidae (Tenebrionoidea). P. 520 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2 . Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
Lawrence, J.F. 1994: The larva of Sirrhas variegatus, sp. nov., with notes on the Perimylopidae, Ulodidae (stat. nov.), Zopheridae and Chalcodryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Invertebrate taxonomy, 8: 329–349. DOI: 10.1071/IT9940329
Ukrainsky, A.S. 2009: A new replacement name for Darwinella Enderlein, 1912 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Perimylopidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18: 271–272.
Watt, J.C. 1967: The families Perimylopidae and Dacoderidae (Coleoptera, Heteromera). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B), 36: 109–118. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1967.tb00545.x
Watt, J.C. 1970: Coleoptera: Perimylopidae of South Georgia. Pacific insects monograph, 23: 243–253. PDF



Promecheilidae is a family of beetles in the order Coleoptera. There are at least eight genera in Promecheilidae.[1][2] They were formerly included in a family called Perimylopidae.[3] They are found in South America and New Zealand.

Adult beetles have an 11 segmented antenna, the head is narrowed behind the eye. They have a tarsal formula of 5-5-4.[3] The family is part of a clade that includes the Archeocrypticidae, Mycetophagidae, and Ulodidae.[4]

Genera in the family Promecheilidae include:[5][1]

Chanopterus Boheman, 1858
Hydromedion Waterhouse, 1876
Melytra Pascoe, 1869
Onysius Broun, 1886
Parahelops Waterhouse, 1876
Perimylops Müller, 1884
Promecheilus Solier, 1851,2018
Pseudodarwinella Ukrainsky, 2009
Sirrhas Champion, 1893


"Promecheilidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Watt, J. C. (2009). "The families Perimylopidae and Dacoderidae (Coleoptera, Heteromera)". Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London. Series B, Taxonomy. 36 (7–8): 109–118. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1967.tb00545.x.
Gunter, Nicole L.; Levkaničová, Zuzana; Weir, Tom H.; Ślipiński, Adam; Cameron, Stephen L.; Bocak, Ladislav (2014). "Towards a phylogeny of the Tenebrionoidea (Coleoptera)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 79: 305–312. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.05.028. PMID 25053567.

Seago, Ainsley; Lawrence, J.F.; Slipinski, A. (2014). "Australian Beetles Volume 1: Morphology, Classification and Keys". Systematic Entomology. 40: 288–289. doi:10.1111/syen.12104.

Further reading

Bouchard, P.; Bousquet, Y.; Davies, A.; Sikes, D. (2013). "Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska". ZooKeys (360): 1–44. doi:10.3897/zookeys.360.4742. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3867111. PMID 24363590.
Crotch, G.R. (1873). Check list of the Coleoptera of America, north of Mexico. Naturalists' Agency. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38811. ISBN 978-0665070778.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 978-0665100550.

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