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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: Staphylinina
Genus: Tasgius
Subgenera: Rayacheila

Species overview: T. algericus – T. amoenanus – T. arrowi – T. ater – T. atronitidus – T. bellicosus – T. bipunctatus – T. bucharicus – T. caspius – T. congener – T. depressus – T. deuvei – T. dichromus – T. doriae – T. eppelsheimianus – T. falcifer – T. fulvipes – T. globulifer – T. gracilicornis – T. herculeanus – T. hispanicus – T. inderiensis – T. limbifrons – T. lusitanicus – T. melanarius – T. messor – T. minax – T. morsitans – T. myops – T. nigrinus – T. olympicus – T. pedator – T. pendjabensis – T. peyerimhoffi – T. planipennis – T. pliginskii – T. praetorius – T. protensus – T. pugio – T. rubripennis – T. solskyi – T. tortus – T. transversiceps – T. tricinctus – T. tricolor – T. venustus – T. walkeri – T. winkleri

Tasgius Stephens, 1829: 22

Type species: Astrapaeus rufipes Latreille, 1806, fixed by monotypy.


Ocypus (Pseudotasgius) Seidlitz, 1889: 392
Type species: Staphylinus pedator Gravenhorst, 1802, fixed by monotypy.
Staphylinus (Paratasgius) Jarrige, 1952: 133
Type species: Staphylinus ater Gravenhorst, 1802, fixed by original designation.

Primary references

Stephens, J.F. 1829: The nomenclature of British insects; being a compendious list of such species as are contained in the Systematic Catalogue of British Insects, and forming a guide to their classification, &c. &c. 68 pp. London: Baldwin and Cradock. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.51800 Reference page. [original description: p. 22]

Additional references

Smetana, A. 2010. Contributions to the knowledge of the ‘Staphylinus-complex’ of China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Part 22. The genus Tasgius Stephens, 1829, Section 1. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(1): 145–155. PDF Reference page.

Tasgius is a genus of large rove beetles in the family Staphylinidae. There are at least 20 described species in Tasgius.[1][2][3][4]


These 25 species belong to the genus Tasgius:

Tasgius arrowi (J.Muller, 1932) g
Tasgius ater (Gravenhorst, 1802) g b
Tasgius atronitidus (Reitter, 1909) g
Tasgius bellicosus (Fairmaire, 1855) g
Tasgius bulgaricus (Coiffait, 1971) g
Tasgius falcifer (Nordmann, 1837) g
Tasgius globulifer (Geoffroy, 1785) g
Tasgius herculeanus (Coiffait, 1964) g
Tasgius lusitanicus (J.Muller, 1943) g
Tasgius maderae (Jarrige, 1943) g
Tasgius melanarius (Heer, 1839) b
Tasgius messor (Nordmann, 1837) g
Tasgius minax (Mulsant & Rey, 1861) g
Tasgius morsitans (Rossi, 1790) g
Tasgius nigrinus (P.Lucas, 1846) g
Tasgius olympicus (Baudi, 1857) g
Tasgius pedator (Gravenhorst, 1802) g
Tasgius peyerimhoffi (J.Muller, 1926) g
Tasgius planipennis (Aube, 1842) g
Tasgius pliginskii (Bernhauer, 1915) g
Tasgius praetorius Bernhauer, 1915 c g
Tasgius rubripennis (Reiche & Saulcy, 1856) g
Tasgius solskyi (Fauvel, 1875) g
Tasgius tricinctus (Aragona, 1830) g
Tasgius winkleri (Bernhauer, 1906) g b

Data sources: i = ITIS,[5] c = Catalogue of Life,[1] g = GBIF,[2] b =[3]

"Browse Tasgius". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Tasgius". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Tasgius Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Tasgius Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-11.

"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-11.

Further reading

Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Brunke, A.; Marshall, S. (2011). "Contributions to the faunistics and bionomics of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in northeastern North America: discoveries made through study of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, Ontario, Canada". ZooKeys (75): 29–68. doi:10.3897/zookeys.75.767. PMC 3088045. PMID 21594139.
Frank, J.H.; Ahn, K.J. (2011). "Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history". ZooKeys (107): 1–98. doi:10.3897/zookeys.107.1651. PMC 3392188. PMID 22792029.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Chandler, D.; Savard, K.; et al. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 2". ZooKeys (22): 19–33. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.177.
Klimaszewski, J.; McLean, J.; Li, A.; Savard, K. (2009). "Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 1". ZooKeys (22): 5–17. doi:10.3897/zookeys.22.86.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Mazur, Slawomir (2004). Lobl, I.; Smetana, A. (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Histeroidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. pp. 68–102. ISBN 87-88757-74-9.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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