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Subfamily Paederinae

New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Paederinae
By Webster R.P., DeMerchant I.
ZooKeys 186: 273–292, 2012

Revision of Dacnochilus Leconte (= Acalophaena Sharp) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)
By Jiménez-Sánchez, E. & Galian, J.
Annals of Carnegie Museum 81(2): 73-117, 2013

Lathrobium (Tetartopeus): natural history, phylogeny and revision of the nearctic species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
By Larry Watrous
Systematic Entomology 5: 303-338, 1980
Abstract: The eleven species of Lathrobium subgenus Tetartopeus from the Nearctic Region are revised. Thirteen specific names are placed in synonymy, L. convolutum sp.n. is described, and Deratopeus Casey is synonymized with Tetartopeus. A cladistic analysis suggests that Tetartopeus is monophyletic, and that five monophyletic species-groups are represented in the Nearctic Region.

Contains a key to species, with distribution maps for each species and many illustrations showing characters important for species identification.

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Three Palearctic species of Rugilus Leach in North America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae)...
By Hoebeke E.R.
Insecta Mundi 9: 69-89, 1995
Full title: Three Palearctic species of Rugilus Leach in North America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae): redescriptions, new synonymy, and new records
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New species of Palaminus from the West Indies, together with a synoptic review of the genus.
By Notman, H.
American Museum Novitates 386: 1-17, 1929

Revision of the species of Pinophilus Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of America north of Mexico
By N.R. Abarbanell and J.S. Ashe
Fieldiana: Zoology (N.S.), 54: iii + 32 pp., 1989
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Staphylinidae Adults and Larvae (from "Soil Biology Guide" ed. by D. L. Dindal)
By Newton, Alfred F.
John Wiley & Sons, 1990
This work is available as a scanned PDF here (that link from the A.F. Newman's ResearchGate web page).

It constitutes "Chapter 38" (pp. 1137-1174) from the reference text "Soil Biology Guide(1)" edited by Daniel L. Dindal.

Covers soil-inhabiting taxa of the family Staphylinidae, addressing (for both adults and larvae): morphology, biology & ecology, collection & study techniques, classification, and identification.

The illustrated keys to genera for North American are limited to genera in which al least one species is frequently found in soil or organic litter of forested or unforested area. Genera with species primarily restricted to occurrence on dung, carrion, fruiting bodies of higher fungi, wet habitats such as hogs and edges of streams and lakes, and nests of vertebrates or invertebrates are excluded, although individuals of these species are occasionally found in soil.

A review of nearctic rove beetles (Staphylinidae) specialized on the burrows and nests of vertebrates
By Adam J. Brunke & Joel Buffam
Biology of Rove Beetles (O. Betz et al ed.), Springer. pp.145-159, 2018
The poorly-known fauna of vertebrate nest-associated rove beetles is reviewed. 46 species are listed, with known hosts.