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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: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Byrrhoidea

Familia: Ptilodactylidae
Subfamiliae (5): Anchytarsinae - Aploglossinae - Areopidsiinae - Cladotominae - Ptilodactylinae
Overview of genera

Falsoptilodactyla – Lycomimodes – Valoka – †Aphebodactyla – †Electrolichas – ...

Ptilodactylidae Laporte, 1836


Alekseev, V.I. & Jäch, M.A. 2016. Electrolichas circumbalticus gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea: Ptilodactylidae) from Baltic amber, the first anchytarsine toed-winged beetle described from Europe. Zootaxa 4136(3): 593–599. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4136.3.10 Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S.; Cashion, M.E.; Engel, M.S.; Falin, Z.H. 2012: A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Geodiversitas, 34(3): 569–574. DOI: 10.5252/g2012n3a6 Reference page.
Lawrence, J.F. 2005: 18.9. Ptilodactylidae Laporte, 1836. Pp. 536-542 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga 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.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.453


Australian Faunal Directory
Atlas of the family Ptilodactylidae of Russia

Vernacular names
English: Toed-winged beetles
norsk: Kamfølerbiller
русский: Птилодактилиды

Ptilodactylidae is a family of toe winged beetles in the order Coleoptera. There are about 6 genera and 15 described species of North American Ptilodactylidae.[1][2][3][4]

Subfamily Unplaced

Ptilodactyloides Motschulsky, 1856
Aphebodactyla Chatzimanolis, Cashion, Engel, & Falin, 2012
Therius Guérin-Méneville, 1849
Falsoptilodactyla Pic, 1958
Valoka Deleve, 1872
Podabrocephalus Pic, 1913 (or in Podabrocephalidae Pic)
†Aphebodactyla Chatzimanolis et al. 2012 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Ptilodactyloides Motschulsky 1856 Baltic amber, Eocene

Subfamily Anchytarsinae Champion, 1897

Anchycteis Horn, 1880
Anchytarsus Guérin-Méneville, 1843
Epilichas White, 1859
Byrrocryptus Broun, 1893
Pseudoepilichas Armstrong & Nakane, 1956
†Electrolichas Alekseev and Jäch 2016 Baltic amber, Eocene

Subfamily Cladotominae Pic, 1914

Cladotoma Westwood, 1837
Paralichus White, 1859
Drupeus Lewis, 1895
Hovactyla Fairmaire, 1901
Pseudocladotoma Pic, 1918
Austrolichus Lawrence & Stribling, 1992

Subfamily Apoglossinae Champion, 1897

Apoglossa Guérin-Méneville, 1843
Bradytoma Guérin-Méneville, 1849
Octoglossa Guérin-Méneville, 1843

Subfamily Araeopidiinae Lawrence, 1991

Araeopidius Cockerell, 1906

Subfamily Ptilodactylinae Laporte, 1836

Lachnodactyla Champion, 1897
Daemon Laporte, 1836
Ptilodactyla Illiger, 1807
Pherocladus Fairmaire, 1881
Stirophora Champion, 1897
Falsotherius Pic, 1913
Chelonariomorphus Pic, 1916
Microdrupeus Nakane, 1993


"Ptilodactylidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-02-23.
"Ptilodactylidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
"Ptilodactylidae Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.

"Browse Ptilodactylidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press.
Kellogg, Vernon L. (1905). American insects. H. Holt.
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.
Leng, Charles W. (1920). Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico. John D. Sherman, Jr.
Crotch, G.R. (1873). Check list of the Coleoptera of America, north of Mexico. Naturalists' Agency.
Capinera, John L., ed. (2008). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer. ISBN 978-1402062421.
Gillott, Cedric (1980). Entomology. Plenum Press. ISBN 0-306-40366-8.
Donald J. Borror; Roger Tory Peterson; Richard E. White (1998). A Field Guide to Insects. Houghton Mifflin.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Papp, Charles S. (1984). Introduction to North American Beetles. Entomography Pubns.
White, Richard E. (1983). Peterson Field Guides: Beetles. Houghton Mifflin.

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