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Subtribe Lathrobiina


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

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

A revision of Prespelea Park (Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae)
By Michael S. Caterino, Laura M. Vásquez-Vélez
ZooKeys 685: 105-130, 2017
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Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history
By Frank J.H., Ahn K.J.
Zookeys 107: 1-98, 2011

New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Osorinae...
By Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I.
Zookeys 186: 239-262, 2012
Full title: New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Osorinae, and Oxytelinae

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