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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: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Staphylininae
Tribus: Staphylinini
Subtribus: Quediina
Genera (11 & 1†): AnthosaurusEuryporusKorgella – †LaevisaurusPseudorientisQuedionuchusQuediusQuelaestrygonQuemetoponQueskallionQuetarsiusVelleiopsis


Quediina Kraatz, 1857: 473

Type genus: Quedius Stephens, 1829.


Quediiformes Kraatz, 1857: 473 [original name]
Quediini — Żyła & Solodovnikov, 2019 [stat. nov.]
Quediina — Liang et al., 2020 [stat. res.]
[Acylophorini Scheerpeltz, 1968: 97]
Type genus: Acylophorus Nordmann, 1837.
[Acylophorini Outerelo & Gamarra, 1985: 48] [Note: re-validation of subtribe Acylophorina — Brunke et al. 2016]
Type genus: Acylophorus Nordmann, 1837

Primary references

Kraatz, G. 1857. Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands. Erste Abtheilung Coleoptera. Zweiter Band. Lieferung 3–6. Berlin: Nicolai, pp. 377–1080. Reference page. [name: p. 473]

Additional references

Brunke, A.J., Chatzimanolis, S., Schillhammer, H. & Solodovnikov, A.Y. 2016. Early evolution of the hyperdiverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) and a revision of its higher classification. Cladistics 32(4): 427–451. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12139 Reference page. [genera included, diagnosis: p. 449]
Brunke, A., Smetana, A., Carruthers-Lay, D. & Buffam, J. 2017. Revision of Hemiquedius Casey (Staphylinidae, Staphylininae) and a review of beetles dependent on beavers and muskrats in North America. ZooKeys 702: 27–43. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.702.19936 Reference page.
Chatzimanolis, S.; Cohen, I.M.; Schomann, A.; Solodovnikov, A. 2010: Molecular phylogeny of the mega-diverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Zoologica scripta, 39 (5): 436–449. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00438.x
Coiffait, H.; Saiz, F. 1966: Les Quediini du Chili (Col. Staphylinidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n.s.), 2(2): 385–414. Gallica. Reference page.
Herman, L.H. 2001: Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera): 1758 to the end of the second millennium. VI. Staphylinine group (part 3) Staphylininae: Staphylinini (Quediina, Staphylinina, Tanygnathinina, Xanthopygina), Xantholinini. Staphylinidae incertae sedis: fossils, Protactinae†. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (265 ): 3021–3840. hdl: 2246/5831
Liang, W-R., Maruyama, M., Kanao, T., Iwata, R. & Li, H-F. 2020. Discovery of termitophilous rove beetles associated with Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus in Taiwan, with the first larval description for the tribe Termitohospitini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 77–87. DOI: 10.37520/aemnp.2020.005 Open access Reference page. [stat. res.]
Solodovnikov, A. 2012: Rove beetle subtribes Quediina, Amblyopinina and Tanygnathinina: systematic changes affecting Central European fauna (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylinini). ZooKeys, 162: 25–42. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.162.2361
Solodovnikov, A.; Schomann, A. 2009: Revised systematics and biogeography of 'Quediina' of sub-Saharan Africa: new phylogenetic insights into the rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Systematic entomology, 34 (3): 443–466. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00468.x
Żyła, D. & Solodovnikov, A.Yu. 2019. Multilocus phylogeny defines a new classification of Staphylininae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), a rove beetle group with high lineage diversity. Systematic entomology 45(1): 114–127. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12382 Open access Reference page. [stat. nov.]


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