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For the United States & Canada

Series Staphyliniformia

NA Staphylinidae Subfamilies Key
"Lucid Key to Staphylinidae Subfamilies" Project

Atlas of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) of Russia and adjacent countries
never mind spelling/grammar, all in all it's a helpful source.

Keys to Subfamilies and Genera of the Staphylinidae of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) - Dr. E.F. Legner
Does not appear to be illustrated, but this clickable online key seems to be pretty comprehensive? Welcome comments by our beetle experts as to the utility of this key.

Nebraska Carrion Beetles
Clickable guide to Nebraska species. Photos of specimens and some interesting life-history observations.

Ôhara M. (2009-) Emma-mushi: database of the superfamily Histeroidea

Short A.E.Z. (2007)

Dybas H.S. (2000) Featherwing beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Ptiliidae)
Family fact sheet authored by a leading expert

Newton A.F., Thayer M.K. Catalog of higher taxa of Staphyliniformia and genera and subgenera of Staphylinoidea [online]
Valuable source maintained by two leading experts working at the Field Museum of Natural History, who also help BG with staph identification