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Genus Contacyphon

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
No Taxon (former Cyphon)
Genus Contacyphon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyphon Paykull 1799 is not a valid name(1)
Explanation of Names
Contacyphon Gozis 1886 [type species: C. variabilis Thunberg 1787(1)]
~15 described & several undescribed spp. in our area, >280 worldwide(1)(2)
at least the following described spp. assigned to this genus are not yet in the guide:
Contacyphon arcuatus (Hatch 1962)
Contacyphon exiguus (Horn 1880)
Contacyphon fuscescens (Klausnitzer 1976)
Contacyphon johni (Klausnitzer 1976) CA
Contacyphon kongsbergensis (Munster 1924) holarctic
Contacyphon neovariabilis (Klausnitzer 1976
Contacyphon ochreatus (Klausnitzer 1976) QC-MB to...
Contacyphon pubescens (Fabricius 1792) holarctic
Contacyphon setulipennis (Klausnitzer 1976)
worldwide(1), incl. most of NA(2)
NB: unsorted images on this page may include those of species now included in Nyholmia, Herthania, or another related genera, some of which may not have been formally described yet
Works Cited
1.Contacyphon Gozis, 1886 removed from synonymy (Coleoptera: Scirtidae)...
Zwick P., Klausnitzer B., Ruta R. 2013. Entomologische Bl├Ątter und Coleoptera 109: 337-353.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.