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Genus Carcinops

Histerid - Carcinops pumilio Histerid - Carcinops wenzeli - male Clown Beetle? - Carcinops Histeridae - Carcinops Histeridae - Carcinops Carcinops corticalis - Carcinops corticis Carcinops corticalis - Carcinops corticis Carcinops corticalis - Carcinops corticis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Dendrophilinae
Tribe Paromalini
Genus Carcinops
Explanation of Names
Carcinops Marseul 1855
2 subgenera (of which one monotypic), with 20 spp. in our area(1)(2) and ~60 spp. worldwide
in our area, mostly sw. US(1)
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.A review of the cactophilic Carcinops Marseul (Col.: Histeridae) of the Sonoran Desert Region, with descriptions of 6 new spp.
Reese E.M., Swanson A.P. 2017. Col. Bull. 71: 159-190.