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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: Elateroidea

Familia: Throscidae
Genera: Aulonothroscus - Cryptophthalma - Pactopus - Potergus - Trixagus

Throscidae Laporte, 1840

Trixagidae Gistel, 1856

Muona, J.; Lawrence, J.F.; Ślipiński, A. 2010: 4.6. Throscidae Laporte, 1840. Pp. 69-74 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia 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. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2007 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-67-6, p. 87


Australian Faunal Directory
Atlas of the family Throscidae of Russia

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Hüpfkäfer
English: False metallic wood-boring beetle
suomi: Rikkasepät
日本語: ヒゲブトコメツキ科
lietuvių: Blusvabaliai
norsk: Halvsmellere
русский: Лжещелкуны

Throscidae is a family of small false click beetles in the order Coleoptera. In North America, there are 3 genera and 20 described species.[1][2][3][4]


Aulonothroscus Horn, 1890
Cryptophthalma Cobos, 1982
Pactopus LeConte, 1868
Potergus Bonvouloir, 1871
Trixagus Kugelann, 1794

Fossil genera

†Jaira Muona 1993 Baltic amber, Eocene
†Potergosoma Kovalev and Kirejtshuk 2013 Lebanese amber, Barremian
†Rhomboaspis Kovalev and Kirejtshuk 2013 Lebanese amber, Barremian
†Trixagosoma Li et al., 2020 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Tyrannothroscus Muona 2019 Baltic amber, Eocene
†Captopus Li, Huang & Cai, 2021[5] Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Electrothroscus Li, Huang & Cai, 2021[5] Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Pseudopactopus Li, Huang & Cai, 2021[5] Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian


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

Li, Yan-Da; Huang, Di-Ying; Cai, Chen-Yang (January 2021). "New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber". Insects. 12 (1): 63. doi:10.3390/insects12010063. PMC 7826609. PMID 33445628.

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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