Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Heteroceridae (Variegated Mud-loving Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the genus was split into multiple genera by Pacheco; his classification was adopted in(1)(2)(3), but rejected based on recent analysis(4)(5), with 11 genera erected by Pacheco sunk back to Heterocerus(5)
wide variety of riparian habitats; precise habitat does seem to correlate with species composition at a given location and quite different species were often taken from separate habitats that were physically near one another(5)
Pacheco F. (1964) Sistematica, filogenia, y distribucion de los Heteroceridos de America (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Monografias del Colegio de Post-Graduados, Chapingo, Mexico. xii + 155 pp.
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