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Family Prostomidae - Jugular-horned Beetles

Prostomidae - Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Small flat beetle - Prostomis americanus Small flat beetle - Prostomis americanus prostomid - Prostomis americanus prostomid - Prostomis americanus prostomid - Prostomis americanus
Classification
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Prostomidae (Jugular-horned Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Prostomidae C.G. Thomson 1859
Numbers
a single sp. in our area, 30 spp. in 2 genera total(1)
Range
Prostomis subcosmopolitan, another genus in NZ, Tasmania, Sri Lanka(2)
Works Cited
1.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.