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Family Agyrtidae - Primitive Carrion Beetles

Small Brown Beetle - Ipelates latus Unknown Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Unknown Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Primitive Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Tenebrionid? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Awesome Beetle - Necrophilus pettiti Necrophilus hydrophiloides? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Necrophilus... - Necrophilus hydrophiloides
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Agyrtidae (Primitive Carrion Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes Lyrosominae and Pterolominae (used to be treated as subfamilies of Silphidae)(1)
Explanation of Names
Agyrtidae Thomson 1859
11 spp. in 6 genera in our area, ~70 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)(2)
holarctic, mostly in cool regions around the Pacific(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.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.