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Species Platysoma aurelianum

Histerid - Platysoma aurelianum Histerid - Platysoma aurelianum Platysoma (s.str.) aurelianum (Horn 1873) - Platysoma aurelianum
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Platysomatini
Genus Platysoma
No Taxon (subgenus Platysoma)
Species aurelianum (Platysoma aurelianum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platysoma aurelianum (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Hister aurelianus Horn 1873
3.2-3.8 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-SK to FL-TX)(1)(2)(3)
under bark of dead trees, primarily deciduous; also reported from mushrooms(1)
rare in collections(1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1873. Synopsis of the Histeridae of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13(90): 273-360.
Internet References
GSMNP Project - A. K. Tishechkin, LSAM (2007)(1)
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.