Species Ocypus nitens
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
The source of the classification adopted in the Guide
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.
Further contributions to the staphylinid fauna of New Brunswick, Canada, and the USA, with descriptions of two new Proteinus sppBy Webster, R.P., Davies, A.E., Klimaszewski, J. & Bourdon, C.
ZooKeys 573: 31–83., 2016
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