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Family Jacobsoniidae

Derolathrus cavernicolus Peck (Jacobsoniidae) - Derolathrus cavernicolus Derolathrus cavernicolus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Jacobsoniidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
moved between major beetle lineages several times(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Jacobsoniidae Heller 1926
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(3); ~24 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
0.65‒2.5 mm(1)
mostly tropical islands, esp. in the Indo-Australian region; in our area, Florida(1)
Works Cited
1.A Jacobson's beetle from Cretaceous Charentese amber (Coleoptera: Jacobsoniidae)
Tihelka E., Peris D., Cai C., Perrichot V. 2022. Geodiversitas 44(3): 47‒56.
2.Evolutionary history of Coleoptera revealed by extensive sampling of genes and species
Zhang S.-Q., Che L.-H., Li Y., Liang D., Pang H., Ślipiński A., Zhang P. 2018. Nature Comm. 9, Article 205: 1‒11.
3.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.