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Family Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles

Diplocoelus brunneus LeConte - Diplocoelus brunneus Diplocoelus rudis (LeConte) - Diplocoelus rudis Diplocoelus rudis Anchorius lineatus Casey - Anchorius lineatus Biphyllid - Anchorius lineatus Diplocoelus brunneus LeConte - Diplocoelus brunneus beetle - Diplocoelus rudis Anchorius lineatus? - Anchorius lineatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Biphyllidae (False Skin Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised by Goodrich & Springer (1992)(1)
until recently treated in Cucujoidea
Explanation of Names
Biphyllidae LeConte 1861
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area(2), ~200 spp. in 7 genera total(3)
most spp. in the tropics; in our area, one genus is widespread in the eastern half of the continent, another in sw. US (AZ-CA)(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.A revision of the family Biphyllidae (Coleoptera) for America, north of Mexico
Goodrich M.A., Springer C.A. 1992. Col. Bull. 46: 361-377.
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.
3.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.