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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: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Subfamilia: Pleocominae
Genus: Pleocoma
Species (25 + 1†): P. badia – P. behrensi – P. bicolor – P. blaisdelli – P. callisto – P. carinata – P. conjungens – P. crinita – P. dubitalis – P. fimbriata – P. hirticollis – P. hoppingi – P. hovorei – P. laker – P. linsleyi – P. marquai – P. minor – P. octopagina – P. oregonensis – P. puncticollis – P. rickseckeri – P. rubiginosa – P. simi – P. sonomae – P. staff – P. trifoliata – P. tularensis – †P. dolichophylla

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2012 Annual Checklist, plus (1) †P. dolichophylla

Pleocoma LeConte, 1856

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Marshall, C.J. 2018. Two new species of rain beetle (Coleoptera: Pleocomidae: Pleocoma Le Conte, 1856) in the Pacific Northwest of the United State of America. Zootaxa 4471(2): 387–395. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4471.2.12 Paywall Reference page.
Nikolajev, G.V.; Ren, D. 2012: The earliest known species of the genus Pleocoma LeConte (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Pleocomidae) from the Mesozoic of China. Paleontologicheskii zhurnal 2012(5): 49–52. [in Russian, English translation in Paleontological journal 46(5): 495–498. DOI: 10.1134/S0031030112050061] Reference page.

Pleocoma is the only extant genus of rain beetles (family Pleocomidae) and is endemic to the Pacific states of North America.[1] Fossil remains of Pleocoma have been found in the Yixian Formation in China, suggesting beetles in this genus have existed in something like their present form since at least the Cretaceous period.[2] There are 27 described species in Pleocoma.[3][4][5][6]


Pleocoma australis Fall, 1911 (southern rain beetle)
Pleocoma badia Fall, 1917
Pleocoma behrensii LeConte, 1874
Pleocoma bicolor Linsley, 1935
Pleocoma blaisdelli Linsley, 1938
Pleocoma carinata Linsley, 1938
Pleocoma conjungens Horn, 1888 (Santa Cruz rain beetle)
Pleocoma crinita Linsley, 1938
Pleocoma dubitabilis Davis, 1935
Pleocoma fimbriata Leconte, 1856
Pleocoma hirticollis Schaufuss, 1870
Pleocoma hoppingi Fall, 1906
Pleocoma hovorei La Rue, 2007
Pleocoma linsleyi Hovore, 1971
Pleocoma marquai Hovore, 1972
Pleocoma minor Linsley, 1938
Pleocoma octopagina Robertson, 1970
Pleocoma oregonensis Leach, 1933
Pleocoma puncticollis Rivers, 1889 (black rain beetle)
Pleocoma rickseckeri Horn, 1888
Pleocoma rubiginosa Hovore, 1972
Pleocoma shastensis Van Dyke, 1933
Pleocoma simi Davis, 1934
Pleocoma sonomae Linsley, 1935
Pleocoma staff Schaufuss, 1870
Pleocoma trifoliata Linsley, 1938
Pleocoma tularensis Leach, 1933

Fossil Species

†Pleocoma dolichophylla Nikolajev & Ren, 2012[2]


Hovore, Frank T. "Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles". University of Nebraska State Museum - Division of Entomology. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
Nikolajev, G. V.; Ren, D. (September 2012). "The earliest known species of the genus Pleocoma LeConte (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Pleocomidae) from the Mesozoic of China". Paleontological Journal. 46 (5): 495–498. doi:10.1134/S0031030112050061. S2CID 84410917. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
"Pleocoma Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
"Pleocoma Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
"Pleocoma Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-28.

"Browse Pleocoma". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-28.

Further reading

Arnett, Ross H. Jr. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. Vol. 2nd Edition. CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0212-9.
Capinera, John L., ed. (2008). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer. ISBN 978-1402062421.
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.
Riley, Edward G.; Wolfe, Charles S. (2003). "An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas". Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement.
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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