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Monommatidae or Zopheridae

I have some images of Hyporhagus, but do not know where you want them placed. In American Beetles (2002), There is a chapter for the family Monommatidae by Dr. Michael Ivie. The first line of the chapter states that this group is now considered a tribe in Zopheridae. In the Zopheridae chapter (also by Ivie), the family contains tribe Monommatini which points back to the Monommatidae chapter. If it is considered a tribe of Zopheridae, why does it have its own chapter???

I'll let the powers that be decide how they want it.

I'll post my images in Coleoptera and move them to the correct family once a decision has been made.


I moved your images, added genus

Thanks Phillip.

I'll give this a couple of weeks for any additional comments and then I'll go ahead and sink it if no one has any compelling reason for keeping it. We have been following American Beetles, but I had rolled the Bruchids into the Chrysos long ago, so its not written in stone. I guess this will be exception 3 to the American Beetles rule.

Monomatidae should be sunked
Monomatidae should definitely be incorporated as a tribe for Zopheridae. Reasons for it not being included could be just that it was a recent move so including it in Zopheridae may have caused confusion for people who followed older classificaions (previous edition of Beetles of America). For another example, look at Bruchids. There is little doubt that they are in the Chrysomelidae, but they also are placed separately.

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