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Distribution path and Subregions of East Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa
Subregions: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Indian Ocean islands (Chagos Archipelago, Comoro Islands, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles), Kenya (Nairobi), Malawi, Mozambique (Maputo Province), Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Southeast Africa, Tanzania (Lindi Region, Tanganyika, Zanzibar), Uganda (Rwenzori Mountains), Zambia, Zimbabwe (North Zimbabwe, South Zimbabwe)
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in East Africa
Class
East Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 651 families, 14411 genera, 82570 species
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Subclass
East Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 640 families, 14373 genera, 82501 species
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Infraclass
East Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 615 families, 14211 genera, 81781 species
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Superorder
East Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 388 families, 11359 genera, 72112 species
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Order
East Africa
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 105 families, 4045 genera, 24708 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
East Africa
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     5 families, 541 genera, 6096 species
Suborder
East Africa
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     1 family, 2 genera, 7 species
Suborder
East Africa
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     3 families, 4 genera, 4 species
Suborder
East Africa
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     95 families, 3497 genera, 18600 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in East Africa
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 80 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Alexiidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 1 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 90 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 212 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 664 Species
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 2 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 266 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belohinidae (Paulian, 1959) - 1 SpeciesBelohina inexpectata
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 2 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 132 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 27 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 193 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 115 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 126 SpeciesJewel beetles
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 1 SpeciesCedar beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 7 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5794 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4451 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 79 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 495 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 57 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 6 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 42 SpeciesLady cows
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 3 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 1 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 61 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 7 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2586 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 109 SpeciesSkin beetles
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 12 Species
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 10 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 182 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 962 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 26 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 101 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 3 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 2 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 66 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 5 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 102 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 2 SpeciesHaliplids
Helotidae (Reitter, 1876) - 2 Species
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 16 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 119 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 71 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 4 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 2 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 2 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 16 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 15 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 139 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 16 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 4 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 292 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 1471 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 14 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 135 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 23 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 37 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 7 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 16 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 16 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 14 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 28 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Prionoceridae (Lacaordaire, 1857) - 2 Species
Propalticidae (Crowson, 1952) - 2 Species
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 5 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 2 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 48 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 73 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 5 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 3 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 5 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhizophagidae (Shuey, 1996) -> Monotomidae - 1 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 97 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 430 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 30 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3538 SpeciesScarabs
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 11 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 59 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 52 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 2 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 3 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 187 SpeciesRove beetles
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 173 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 15 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Torridincolidae (Steffan, 1964) - 1 Species
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 81 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 6 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 217 SpeciesIronclad beetles
104 Families with 24712 Species in East Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Coleoptera in East Africa without family allocation
Canthporus hynesi (Nilsson, 1991)Info
1 Species in Coleoptera for East 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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