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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: Tenebrionoidea

Genera (3): Dryocora - Prostomis - †Vetuprostomis

Prostomidae C.G. Thomson, 1859

Engel, M.S.; Grimaldi, D.A. 2008: A jugular-horned beetle in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Prostomidae). Alavesia, 2: 215–218. PDF
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Tree of Life Web Project. 2005. Prostomidae. Jugular-horned beetles. Version 01 January 2005 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Atlas of Prostomidae of Russia

Vernacular names
English: jugular-horned beetles, red log beetles

Prostomidae is a family of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name jugular-horned beetles. They are often found in dead wood.[1] The family consist of two genera with about 20 species. Prostomis americanus is known from North America. Other species of Prostomis are found in Africa, the Pacific region and East Asia. Species of Dryocora are known from New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania.[1]

Prostomidae are elongate beetles with parallel sided elytra. They have the mandibles forward facing (prognathous) and have a large jugular process. The antennae are 11 segmented with a weak club formed by the last three segments. The large mandibles, small eyes, the elytra and pronotum of the same width, and a tarsal formula of 4-4-4 make them distinctive. Larvae and adults are found mainly inside fallen logs.[2]

†Vetuprostomis consimilis is an extinct member described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber found in northern Myanmar.[3]

Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas (ed.). American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
Park, Jong-Seok; Ahn, Kee-Jeong (2005). "A taxonomic note on the little known family Prostomidae in Korea (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea)". Entomological Research. 35 (3): 169–171. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5967.2005.tb00154.x. ISSN 1738-2297.
Engel, M.S.; Grimaldi, D.A. (2008). "A jugular-horned beetle in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Prostomidae)". Alavesia. 2: 215–218.

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