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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

Familia: Pterogeniidae
Genera: AnogeniusHistanocerusKatageniusKryptogeniusLaenageniusPterogeniusTychogenius

[list of genera after Löbl (2005)]

Pterogeniidae Crowson, 1953
Original status: valid family
Type genus: Pterogenius Candèze, 1861
Stem: Pterogeni-


Burckhardt, D.; Löbl, I. 1992: A review of the Pterogeniidae (Coleoptera). Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 104: 243–291. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1992.tb00924.x
Crowson, R.A. 1953: The classification of the families of British Coleoptera [part]. Entomologist's monthly magazine, 89: 37–59.
Lawrence, J.F. 1977: The family Pterogeniidae, with notes on the phylogeny of the Heteromera. Coleopterists bulletin, 31: 25–56. JSTOR
Lawrence, J.F. 1982: Coleoptera. pp. 482–553 in Parker, S.P. (ed.) Synopsis and classification of living organisms, 2 . McGraw-Hill, USA.
Lawrence, J.F. 1991: Pterogeniidae (Tenebrionoidea). pp. 501–502 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2 . Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
Lawrence, J.F. 2010: 11.3. Pterogeniidae Crowson, 1953. pp. 501–504 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
Löbl, I. 2005: Laenagenius apterus gen. et sp.nov. from China (Coleoptera: Pterogeniidae). Entomological problems, 35: 153–155.
Löbl, I.; Leschen, R.A.B. 1994: Anogenius clypealis (Coleoptera: Pterogeniidae), a new genus and species from Malaysia. Entomological problems, 25: 53–57.
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2008 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark
ISBN 87-88757-84-6, p. 55



Pterogeniidae is a family of beetles, in the large suborder Polyphaga. Most species are fungus feeders found in forested habitats.

Genera in the family include: [1][2]

Histanocerus from Southeast Asia
Pterogenius which is restricted to Sri Lanka.
Katagenius (from southern India)


Lawrence, John F. (1977). "The Family Pterogeniidae, with Notes on the Phylogeny of the Heteromera". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 31 (1): 25–56. JSTOR 3999849.

Burckhardt, Daniel; Löbl, Ivan (1992). "A review of the Pterogeniidae (Coleoptera)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104 (3): 243–291. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1992.tb00924.x.

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