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subgenus Ecnomorphus

Carpophilus 01 - Carpophilus antiquus Nitidulidae, dorsal - Carpophilus brachypterus Carpophilus antiquus Nitidulidae,  dorsal - Carpophilus brachypterus Nitidulidae, lateral - Carpophilus brachypterus Small beetle - Carpophilus corticinus Carpophilus corticinus Erichson - Carpophilus corticinus Nitdulidae? - Carpophilus discoideus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Carpophilus
No Taxon subgenus Ecnomorphus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tribrachys LeConte 1861, Microxanthus Murray 1864(1)
Explanation of Names
Ecnomorphus Motschulsky 1858
8 spp. in our area; worldwide, >40 described and dozens undescribed (Oriental) spp.(1)
Works Cited
1.A current generic classification of sap beetles (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae)
Kirejtshuk A.G. 2008. Zoosystematica Rossica 17: 107-122.