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Taxon: Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758 - beetles (beetle)
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Concise hierarchy

(Kingdom) Animalia - (Phylum) Arthropoda - (Class) Insecta

Current position

Holometabola ([unranked]) Ref: D. Grimaldi & M.S. Engel, 2005: table 4.1.

Alternative positions

Endopterygota ([unranked]) Ref: P. Smart, 1989 (1975): 16. [out of scope (coherent)]
Endopterygota (Subdivision) Ref: R.W. Poole et al., 1997: 17. [implicit]
Endopterygota (Division)
Holometabola (Superorder) Ref: R.C. Brusca & G.J. Brusca, 1990
Holometabola (Division) Ref: T.I. Storer et al., 1979: 602.
Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: Z.-Q. Zhang, 2011: 101.
Masticantia (Grade) Ref: E.R. Lankester, 1877: 446.
Neoptera (Subclass) Ref: R.S. Boardman et al., 1987

Original position

Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758

Subsequent positions

Endopterygota (Subdivision)

Original entries

Attelabus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Blatta (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Bruchus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Buprestis (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Byrrhus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Cantharis (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Carabus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Cassida (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Cerambyx (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Chrysomela (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Cicindela (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Coccinella (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Curculio (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Dermestes (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Dytiscus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Elater (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Forficula (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Gryllus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Gyrinus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Hispa (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Hister (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Lampyris (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Leptura (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Lucanus (Genus) Scopoli, 1763
Macrotis (Genus) Dejean, 1834, nom. nud.
Meloe (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Mordella (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Necydalis (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Ptinus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1767
Scarabaeus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Silpha (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Staphylinus (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758
Tenebrio (Genus) Linnaeus, 1758

Historical positions

Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: Z.-Q. Zhang, 2011: 101; S.A. Slipinski et al.: 203.
Holometabola ([unranked]) Ref: D. Grimaldi & M.S. Engel, 2005: table 4.1.
Holometabola ([unranked]) Ref: M.F. Whiting, 2004: 349, table 21.1, fig. 21.1F.
Neuropterida ([unranked]) Ref: R.W. Poole et al., 1997: 17.
Endopterygota (Division) Ref: M. Chinery, 1997
Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: Anonymous, 1995
Holometabola (Superorder) Ref: R.C. Brusca & G.J. Brusca, 1990
Neoptera (Subclass) Ref: R.S. Boardman et al., 1987
Holometabola (Superorder) Ref: J.F. Lawrence, 1982: 482-483.
Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: L. Margulis & K.V. Schwartz, 1982: 226.
Holometabola (Division) Ref: T.I. Storer et al., 1979: 602.
Coleopteria (Superorder) Ref: B. Grzimek, 1973-1975
Endopterygota ([unranked]) Ref: P. Smart, 1989 (1975): 16. [out of scope (coherent)]
Masticantia (Grade) Ref: E.R. Lankester, 1877: 446.
Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: C. von Linné, 1767: 541.
Insecta (Class) Linnaeus, 1758 Ref: C. Linnaeus, 1758: 342, 345; 341.

Number of Subtaxa

2020 Available in Systema Naturae 2000 176f;4844g;5094s;366ss;93v; ‡15s; †31f;11g;1s
1989-present Systema Naturae 2000 >300,000s
2011 S.A. Slipinski et al.: 203 4so;[176f; †31f]
2011 Z.-Q. Zhang: 101 387,100*[386,500]s; †600s
2000 72s
1990 R.C. Brusca & G.J. Brusca >300,000s
1982 J.F. Lawrence 4so;153f
1982 L. Margulis & K.V. Schwartz >290,000s
1965 H. Freude et al. >250,000s
1767 C. von Linné [30g]
1758 C. Linnaeus [25g;665s]
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Last updated: 20 Dec 2019