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Genus Eupristocerus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Genus Eupristocerus
Explanation of Names
Eupristocerus Deyrolle 1865
monotypic genus(1)
e. US(2)
the only NA representative of the tropical tribe Coraebini Bedel 1921 that contains >1200 spp. in 133 genera worldwide, by far most diverse in Africa(1)
Works Cited
1.Bellamy C.L. (2013) The world of jewel beetles: A checklist of world Buprestoidea
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.