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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Catalog of the Staphylinidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) : 1758 to the end of the second millenniumBy Herman, Lee H.; Smetana, Aleš
American Museum of Natural History Bulletin No. 265, 2001
Vol. 1 (Bull. No. 265): Introduction, History, Biographical sketches, and Omaliinae group;
Vol. 2: Tachyporinae group;
Vol. 3: Oxytelinae group;
Vol. 4: Staphylininae group (part I): Euastethinae - Steninae;
Vol. 5: Staphylininae group (part II): Staphylininae / Diochini - Philonthina;
Vol. 6: Staphylininae group (part III): Staphylininae / Quediina - Xantholinininae
Vol. 7: Bibliography and Index.
All volumes available online
All groups treated in world scale, Aleocharinae (and maybe some smaller groups) not part of this work.
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