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Genus Geomysaprinus

larger histerid beetle from entrance of gopher tortoise burrow - Geomysaprinus clown beetle - Geomysaprinus Histeridae 1 - Geomysaprinus Histeridae 1 - Geomysaprinus clown beetle - Geomysaprinus posthumus Geomysaprinus (Priscosaprinus) formicus (Hinton 1935) - Geomysaprinus formicus Geomysaprinus formicus (Hinton) - Geomysaprinus formicus Geomysaprinus formicus (Hinton) - Geomysaprinus formicus
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Saprininae
Genus Geomysaprinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
needs revision
Explanation of Names
Geomysaprinus Ross 1940
>30 spp. in at least 2 subgenera in our area(1)
most of the US and adjacent Canada(1)
rodent burrows (one sp. in Atta texana nests)(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.