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Genus Platydracus

Rove beetle - Platydracus violaceus Beetle? - Platydracus fossator Rove beetle attack - Platydracus maculosus Rove Beetle - Platydracus violaceus Large rove beetle - Platydracus mysticus Platydracus immaculatus Rove beetle - Platydracus Rove beetle sp? - Platydracus
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Platydracus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
members of this genus used to be treated in Staphylinus(1)
Explanation of Names
Platydracus C.G. Thomson 1858
'flat dragon'
Numbers
~30 spp. in our area, ~400 total(1)(2), arranged into 6 subgenera(3)
Range
New World, Eurasia, Africa(3)
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.
2.Staphylinidae of eastern Canada and the adjacent United States. Keys to subfamilies; Staphylininae: ...
Brunke A., Newton A., Klimaszewski J., Majka C.G., Marshall S. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 12: 1-110.
3.Newton A.F., Thayer M.K. Catalog of higher taxa of Staphyliniformia and genera and subgenera of Staphylinoidea [online]