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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: Silphidae
Subfamilia: Silphinae
Genera): AblattariaAclypeaDendroxenaDiamesusHeterosilphaNecrodes – Necrophila – OiceoptomaOxelytrumPhosphugaPtomaphilaSilphaThanatophilus – ?†Allopliosilpha – ?†Pliosilpha


Silphinae Latreille, 1807

Latreille, P.A. 1807. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum secundem ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimus explicata. Tomus tertius. Parisiis et Argentorati: A. Koenig, 258 pp. BHL Reference page.
Ikeda, H.; Kagaya, T.; Kubota, K.; Abe, T. 2008: Evolutionary relationships among food habit, loss of flight, and reproductive traits: life-history evolution in the Silphinae (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Evolution, 62: 2065–2079. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00432.x
Ikeda, H.; Kubota, K.; Kagaya, T.; Abe, T. 2007: Flight capabilities and feeding habits of silphine beetles: are flightless species really "carrion beetles"? Ecological research, 22: 237–241. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-006-0012-1
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2004 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea.
Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-74-9, p. 229
Peck, S.B.; Anderson, R.S. 1985: Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the carrion beetles of Latin America (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Quaestiones entomologicae, 21: 247–317. PDF


Sikes, Derek S., Stephen T. Trumbo, and Stewart B. Peck. 2005. Silphinae. Version 07 February 2005 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

Silphinae is a subfamily of burying beetles or carrion beetles. There are 113 extant species of this subfamily, in two tribe and in 14 genera. It contains the following tribes and genera:[1]
Tribes and genera

Necrodini Portevin, 1926
Diamesus Hope, 1840
Necrodes Leach, 1815
Silphini Latreille, 1807
Ablattaria Reitter, 1884
Aclypea Reitter, 1884
Dendroxena Motschulsky, 1858
Heterosilpha Portevin, 1926
Heterotemna Wollaston, 1864
Necrophila Kirby & Spence, 1828
Oiceoptoma Leach, 1815
Oxelytrum Gistel, 1848
Phosphuga Leach, 1817
Ptomaphila Kirby & Spence, 1828
Silpha Linnaeus, 1758
Thanatophilus Leach, 1815
†Allopliosilpha Gersdorf, 1969
†Pliosilpha Gersdorf, 1970



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