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First detection of the adventive large rove beetle Ocypus nitens (Schrank) in Canada and an update of ...
By Adam J. Brunke
Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e11012, 2016
Full title: First detection of the adventive large rove beetle Ocypus nitens (Schrank) in Canada and an update of its Nearctic distribution using data generated by the public
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Pupae of the mega-diverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): their traits and systematic significance
By Bernard Staniec, Ewa Pietrykowska-Tudruj
ZooKeys 877: 133-159, 2019
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Early evolution of the hyperdiverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)...
By Brunke A.J., Chatzimanolis S., Schillhammer H., Solodovnikov A.
Cladistics 32: 427–451, 2016
Full title: Early evolution of the hyperdiverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) and a revision of its higher classification
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Molecular phylogeny of the mega-diverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)
By Chatzimanolis S., Cohen I.M., Schomann A.S., Solodovnikov A.
Zoologica Scripta 39: 436-449, 2010
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The source of the classification adopted in the Guide

New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick [...]: Staphylininae
By Webster R.P., Smetana A, Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I.
Zookeys 186: 293-348, 2012
Full title: New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick and an addition to the fauna of Quebec: Staphylininae.

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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.

Further contributions to the staphylinid fauna of New Brunswick, Canada, and the USA, with descriptions of two new Proteinus spp
By Webster, R.P., Davies, A.E., Klimaszewski, J. & Bourdon, C.
ZooKeys 573: 31–83., 2016
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Webster, R.P., Davies, A.E., Klimaszewski, J. & Bourdon, C. 2016. Further contributions to the staphylinid fauna of New Brunswick, Canada, and the USA, with descriptions of two new Proteinus species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). In: Webster, R.P., Bouchard, P. & Klimaszewski, J. (Eds) The Coleoptera of New Brunswick and Canada: providing baseline biodiversity and natural history data. ZooKeys 573: 31–83. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.573.7830