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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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cleroidea

Familia: Phycosecidae
Genus: Phycosecis
Species (4): P. ammophilus – P. hilli – P. limbata – P. litoralis

Phycosecis Pascoe, 1875
Authority for current placement: Crowson, 1952
undisputed by all subsequent authorities
Gender: [feminine]
Original status: valid genus
Type species: not fixed in original publication
Originally included nominal species (4): Phycosecis discoidea Pascoe, 1875; Phycosecis atomaria Pascoe, 1875; Phycosecis algarum Pascoe, 1875; Phycosecis litoralis Pascoe, 1875


Crowson, R.A. 1964. A review of the classification of Cleroidea (Coleoptera), with descriptions of two new genera of Peltidae and of several new larval types. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 116(12): 275–327, plate 1. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.1964.tb02298.x Paywall. Reference page.
Lea, A.M. 1899: Descriptions of new species of Australian Coleoptera. Part V. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 23: 521–645. BHL
Lea, A.M. 1921: On Coleoptera, mostly from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 7: 182–240. BHL
Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G. 2010: 9.8. Phycosecidae Crowson, 1952. Pp. 265-268 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755 DOI: 10.1515/9783110911213.265
Pascoe, F.P. 1875: Descriptions of new genera and species of New Zealand Coleoptera - Part I. Annals and magazine of natural history (4), 16: 210–223, plate V. Internet Archive BHL
Watt, J.C. 1975: Some Coleoptera from the Kermadec Islands. New Zealand entomologist, 6: 50–55. PDF BUGZ


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