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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Ptiliidae
Genus: Ptiliodes
Species (13): P. amplicollis – P. austerus – P. australis – P. blackburni – P. cavifrons – P. congener – P. curtus – P. insignis – P. naufragus – P. posticalis – P. pruinosus – P. pulchellus – P. purpurascens

Ptiliodes Matthews, 1882
Type species: Ptiliodes blackburni Matthews, 1882


Accepted genus name.

Alternative spellings

Ptilodes: incorrect subsequent spelling

Source(s) for placement

Johnson, 1988: 258; excluded from Acrotrichinae
Hall, 2005: 251; placement in Nephanini, but without comment and not accepted here

Ptiliodes austerus male

Ptiliodes austerus male


Johnson, C. 1975. Mission entomologique du Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale aux Monts Uluguru, Tanzanie (L. Berger, N. Leleup et J. Debecker, V–VIII.1971). 5. Coleoptera: Ptiliidae. Revue de zoologie africaine 89(3–4): 719–722. Google books (Snippet view). Reference page. [See p. 721]
Johnson, C. 1982. An introduction to the Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology 9(3): 333–376. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.1982.10423865 Google books. Reference page. [See p. 369; description]
Johnson, C. 1985. Revision of Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) occurring in the Mascarenes, Seychelles and neighbouring islands. Entomologica basiliensia 10: 159–237. Google books (Snippet view). Reference page. [See p. 208; description]
Johnson, C. 1988. Revision of Sri Lankan Acrotrichines (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae). Revue suisse de zoologie 95(1): 257–275. BHL Reference page. [See p. 258]
Matthews, A. 1882: Descriptions of three new species of Trichopterygia, found by the Rev. T. Blackburn in the Sandwich Islands. Cistula entomologica 3(26): 39–42, plate II. BHL Reference page. [See p. 40; description]
Matthews, A. 1900: Trichopterygia illustrata et descripta: a monograph of the Trichopterygia. Supplement. London: O.E. Janson. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.9346 Reference page. [See p. 75; description]
Michaux, B.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2005: East meets west: biogeology of the Campbell Plateau. Biological journal of the Linnean Society 86(1): 95–115. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00511.x Reference page. [See p. 101; as Ptilodes; "...nine genera restricted to the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Fiordland/Southland/Otago (Ptilodes (Ptiliidae), ..." (It is hard to make any sense of this statement since Ptiliodes is widespread throughout N.Z.!)]

External links

ZooBank: 5DF135E9-C63C-4AD7-8BB2-425B14D93FF7

Ptiliodes is a genus of featherwing beetles in the beetle subfamily Ptiliinae tribe Ptiliini.[1]

Jr, Ross H. Arnett; Thomas, Michael C. (2000-12-28). American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press. ISBN 9781482274325.

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