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Subfamily Cholevinae - Small Carrion Beetles

Cholevine carrion beetle - Sciodrepoides terminans - male Small Carrion Beetle - Ptomaphagus Ptomaphagus (Appadelopsis) merritti Tishechkin - Ptomaphagus merritti Forest Beetle - Catops Small Carrion Beetle - Catops Head bent down - Catops Small Carrion Beetle - Ptomaphagus brevior small beetle - Round Fungus Beetle? - Catops
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 Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Cholevinae (Small Carrion Beetles)
~100 spp. in 8 genera of 4 tribes in our area(1), _ spp. in genera worldwide[Cite:], arranged in 7 tribes(2)
0.8-9 mm(2)
leaf litter, mammal/bird/tortoise nests/burrows, carrion, caves(1)
Print References
see bibliography at(2) -- copies of the latest papers all available
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.Cholevidae of the World