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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: Pseudopsinae
Genera (4): Asemobius – †CretopseudopsisNanobiusPseudopsisZalobius

Pseudopsinae Ganglbauer, 1895: 690

Type genus: Pseudopsis Newman, 1834.


Pseudopsini Ganglbauer, 1895: 690 [original name]

Primary references

Ganglbauer, L. 1895. Die Käfer von Mitteleuropa. Die Käfer der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie, Deutschlands, der Schweiz, sowie des französischen und italienischen Alpengebietes. Zweiter Band. Familienreihe Staphylinoidea. 1. Theil: Staphylinidae, Pselaphidae. Wien: Carl Gerold’s Sohn. VI + 880 + 1 nlb. pp. [original description: p. 690]

Additional references

Herman, L.H. 1975: Revision and phylogeny of the monogeneric subfamily Pseudopsinae for the world (Staphylinidae, Coleoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 155: 243–317.
Herman, L.H. 1977: Revision and phylogeny of Zalobius, Asemobius, and Nanobius, new genus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Piestinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 159: 47–86.
Herman, L.H. 2001: Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera): 1758 to the end of the second millennium. IV. Staphylinine group (part 1) Euaesthetinae, Leptotyphlinae, Megalopsidiinae, Oxyporinae, Pseudopsinae, Solieriinae, Steninae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (265 ): 1807–1220.
Newton, A.F., jr. 1982: Redefinition, revised phylogeny, and relationships of Pseudopsinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). American Museum novitates, (2743 )

Pseudopsinae is a beetle subfamily of Staphylinidae.[1]


longitudinal carinae or costae on the head, pronotum, elytra, and sometimes head.
fine stridulatory file one either side of the genital segment.
tarsi 5-5-5, one species 3-3-3.


Habitat: found in fungi, forest leaf litter, flood debris, moss along streams, dung, and mammal nests.
Collection Method: sift/Berlese leaf litter.
Biology: poorly known.


Four genera and 12 species in North America.

Newton, A. F., Jr., M. K. Thayer, J. S. Ashe, and D. S. Chandler. 2001. 22. Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802. p. 272–418. In: R. H. Arnett, Jr., and M. C. Thomas (eds.). American beetles, Volume 1. CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL. ix + 443 p.

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