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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe), East Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Southeast Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sahara, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa, Swaziland), West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Africa
Class
Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 827 families, 23673 genera, 180376 species
Tree
Subclass
Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 814 families, 23548 genera, 180015 species
Tree
Infraclass
Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 778 families, 23237 genera, 178315 species
Tree
Superorder
Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 468 families, 18100 genera, 156385 species
Tree
Order
Africa
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 126 families, 6801 genera, 56659 species
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Families309    worldwide
Genera43.284    worldwide
Species597.766    worldwide
Common namesBeetles, Coleopterans
German namesKäfer
Dutch namesKevers
Danish namesBiller
Finnish namesKovakuoriaiset
Norwegian namesBiller
Swedish namesSkalbaggar
Spanish namesEscarabajos, Coleópteros
Italian namesColeotteri
French namesColéoptères
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, West Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Great Australian Bight)

Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesColeoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Coleoptera in szmn.sbras.ru
Coleoptera in faunaeur.org
Coleoptera in itis.gov
Coleoptera in papua-insects.nl
Coleoptera in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Coleoptera in dyntaxa.se
Coleoptera in kaefer-der-welt.de
Coleoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Africa
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     8 families, 835 genera, 12971 species
Suborder
Africa
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     2 families, 6 genera, 12 species
Suborder
Africa
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     4 families, 7 genera, 12 species
Suborder
Africa
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     107 families, 5945 genera, 43653 species
Suborder
Africa
    Protocoleoptera (Tillyard, 1924)
     4 families, 7 genera, 10 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Africa
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 3 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 314 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Alexiidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 4 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 334 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 485 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1482 Species
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 7 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Aspidytidae (Ribera, Beutel, Balke & Vogler, 2002) - 1 SpeciesCliff water beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 631 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belohinidae (Paulian, 1959) - 1 SpeciesBelohina inexpectata
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 18 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Boganiidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 8 Species
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 279 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 94 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 923 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 9 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 347 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 301 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 11 SpeciesPill beetles
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 3 SpeciesCedar beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 46 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11352 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7897 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 172 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1579 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 96 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 19 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 38 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 82 SpeciesLady cows
Coptoclavidae (Ponomarenko, 1961) - 3 SpeciesExtinct family
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 15 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 12 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 121 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 11 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7367 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 400 SpeciesSkin beetles
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 235 Species
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 38 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1358 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 1850 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 143 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 271 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 5 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 5 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Eulichadidae (Crowson, 1973) - 5 SpeciesForest stream beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 159 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaphyridae (Macleay, 1819) - 26 SpeciesThe bumble bee scarab beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 30 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 222 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 8 SpeciesHaliplids
Helotidae (Reitter, 1876) - 8 Species
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 65 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 1248 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 135 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 323 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 82 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 2 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hygrobiidae (Régimbart, 1878) - 1 SpeciesScreech-beetles
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 4 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 219 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 55 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 14 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 68 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 253 SpeciesStag beetles
Lutrochidae (Kasap & Crowson, 1975) - 1 SpeciesTravertine beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 68 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 9 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 93 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 868 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 3747 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 41 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Micromalthidae (Barber, 1913) - 1 SpeciesTelephone-pole beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 24 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 534 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 30 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) - 5 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 154 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 8 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 26 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 34 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 56 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 5 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 40 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Passandridae (Erichson, 1845) - 3 SpeciesParasitic flat bark beetles
Permocupedidae (Martynov, 1933) - 2 Species
Permosynidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 3 Species
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 4 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Prionoceridae (Lacaordaire, 1857) - 4 Species
Propalticidae (Crowson, 1952) - 14 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 14 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 5 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 74 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 205 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 5 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 24 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 7 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhizophagidae (Shuey, 1996) -> Monotomidae - 1 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Rhombocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 1 Species
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 303 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 918 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 55 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6107 SpeciesScarabs
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 29 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 132 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 18 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 90 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 3 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 7 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 442 SpeciesRove beetles
Taldycupedidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 2 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 446 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 6 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 60 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Torridincolidae (Steffan, 1964) - 6 Species
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 177 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 39 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 12 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 323 SpeciesIronclad beetles
125 Families with 56668 Species in Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Coleoptera in Africa without family allocation
Canthporus hynesi (Nilsson, 1991)Info
1 Species in Coleoptera for Africa listed without family allocation
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758

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