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Distribution path and Subregions of Central America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - Central America
Subregions: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Central America
Class
Central America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 598 families, 10563 genera, 48869 species
Tree
Subclass
Central America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 591 families, 10539 genera, 48833 species
Tree
Infraclass
Central America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 566 families, 10392 genera, 48291 species
Tree
Superorder
Central America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 351 families, 8254 genera, 41757 species
Tree
Order
Central America
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 108 families, 3074 genera, 14825 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
Central America
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     5 families, 210 genera, 1361 species
Suborder
Central America
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Central America
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Central America
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     101 families, 2862 genera, 13462 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Central America
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 35 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 111 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 165 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 177 Species
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 3 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Artematopodidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 11 SpeciesSoft-bodied plant beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 104 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Boridae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesConifer bark beetles
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 72 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 27 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 35 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 3 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 13 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 276 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 4 SpeciesPill beetles
Byturidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1858) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm beetles
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 11 SpeciesCedar beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 13 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1080 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2269 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerophytidae (Latreille, 1834) - 4 SpeciesRare click beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 19 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chelonariidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 10 SpeciesTurtle beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1572 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 40 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 17 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Cneoglossidae (Champion, 1897) - 2 Species
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 53 SpeciesLady cows
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 9 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 96 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3056 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 41 SpeciesSkin beetles
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 6 Species
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 36 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 243 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 656 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 64 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 125 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 2 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 1 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Eulichadidae (Crowson, 1973) - 2 SpeciesForest stream beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 29 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 2 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 3 SpeciesHaliplids
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 19 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 452 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 64 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 85 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 138 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 258 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 24 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 65 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 17 SpeciesStag beetles
Lutrochidae (Kasap & Crowson, 1975) - 2 SpeciesTravertine beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 24 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 6 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 25 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 258 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 253 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Micromalthidae (Barber, 1913) - 1 SpeciesTelephone-pole beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 28 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 122 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 12 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) -> Nemonychinae - 1 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 7 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 20 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 5 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 40 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Orsodacnidae (Thomson, 1859) - 8 SpeciesRavenous Leaf Beetles
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) -> Belidae - 1 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 199 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 65 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Plastoceridae (Crowson, 1972) - 1 Species
Platypodidae (Shuckard, 1840) -> Curculionidae - 1 SpeciesAmbrosia beetles
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 18 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 1 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 56 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pythidae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesDead log bark beetles
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 3 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 129 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 397 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 881 SpeciesScarabs
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 22 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 4 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 74 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 6 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 221 SpeciesRove beetles
Telegeusidae (Leconte, 1861) - 2 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 8 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 9 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 11 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 66 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 76 SpeciesIronclad beetles
108 Families with 14828 Species in Central America
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758

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