Species Platydracus maculosus
Molecular phylogeny of the mega-diverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)By Chatzimanolis S., Cohen I.M., Schomann A.S., Solodovnikov A.
Zoologica Scripta 39: 436-449, 2010
The source of the classification adopted in the Guide
Multilocus phylogeny defines a new classification of Staphylininae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)...By Żyła D., Solodovnikov A.
Sys. Entomol. 45: 114–127, 2020
Full title: Multilocus phylogeny defines a new classification of Staphylininae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), a rove beetle group with high lineage diversity
Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) : 1758 to the end of the second millenniumBy Herman, Lee H.; Smetana, Aleš
American Museum of Natural History Bulletin No. 265, 2001
Vol. 1 (Bull. No. 265): Introduction, History, Biographical sketches, and Omaliinae group;
Vol. 2: Tachyporinae group;
Vol. 3: Oxytelinae group;
Vol. 4: Staphylininae group (part I): Euastethinae - Steninae;
Vol. 5: Staphylininae group (part II): Staphylininae / Diochini - Philonthina;
Vol. 6: Staphylininae group (part III): Staphylininae / Quediina - Xantholinininae
Vol. 7: Bibliography and Index.
All volumes available online
All groups treated in world scale, Aleocharinae (and maybe some smaller groups) not part of this work.
Staphylinidae Adults and Larvae (from "Soil Biology Guide" ed. by D. L. Dindal)By Newton, Alfred F.
John Wiley & Sons, 1990
This work is available as a scanned PDF here
(that link from the A.F. Newman's ResearchGate web page).
It constitutes "Chapter 38" (pp. 1137-1174) from the reference text "Soil Biology Guide(1)
" edited by Daniel L. Dindal.
Covers soil-inhabiting taxa of the family Staphylinidae, addressing (for both adults and larvae): morphology, biology & ecology, collection & study techniques, classification, and identification.
The illustrated keys to genera for North American are limited to genera in which al least one species is frequently found in soil or organic litter of forested or unforested area. Genera with species primarily restricted to occurrence on dung, carrion, fruiting bodies of higher fungi, wet habitats such as hogs and edges of streams and lakes, and nests of vertebrates or invertebrates are excluded, although individuals of these species are occasionally found in soil.