STAPHYLINOIDEA Latreille, 1802
(rove, sexton and featherwing beetles)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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No of
ID refs
Family 3 ident. refs
Family 4 illustrated subtaxa 7 ident. refs
Family 1 ident. refs
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Family 8 illustrated subtaxa 7 ident. refs
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Family 29 illustrated subtaxa 28 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
SuperfamilySTAPHYLINOIDEA (rove, sexton and featherwing beetles)
Series Staphyliniformia (burying beetles, carrion beetles, rove beetles etc.)
SuborderPOLYPHAGA (mainly terrestrial beetles)
OrderCOLEOPTERA (beetles)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 54 general literature references relevant to STAPHYLINOIDEA (rove, sexton and featherwing beetles)

STAPHYLINOIDEA (rove, sexton and featherwing beetles) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 135 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for STAPHYLINOIDEA (rove, sexton and featherwing beetles)
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