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Distribution path and Subregions of Fossils (More Checklists)
Path: Fossils
Subregions: Cenozoic (Neogene, Paleogene, Quaternary), Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic), Paleozoic (Cambrian, Carboniferous, Devonian, Ordovician, Permian, Silurian)
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Fossils
Class
Fossils
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1637 families, 12960 genera, 30375 species
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Subclass
Fossils
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1596 families, 12878 genera, 30246 species
Tree
Infraclass
Fossils
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 1344 families, 11901 genera, 28338 species
Tree
Superorder
Fossils
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 669 families, 7422 genera, 18573 species
Tree
Order
Fossils
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 173 families, 2936 genera, 7078 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
Fossils
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     13 families, 332 genera, 1144 species
Suborder
Fossils
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     8 families, 85 genera, 310 species
Suborder
Fossils
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     9 families, 64 genera, 202 species
Suborder
Fossils
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     136 families, 2359 genera, 5192 species
Suborder
Fossils
    Protocoleoptera (Tillyard, 1924)
     8 families, 86 genera, 199 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Fossils
Acanthocnemidae (Crowson, 1964) - 2 Species
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 61 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 10 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Agyrtidae (Thomson, 1859) - 7 SpeciesPrimitive carrion beetles
Alloioscarabaeidae (Bai & Al., 2012) - 1 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 13 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 74 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 63 Species
Artematopodidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 8 SpeciesSoft-bodied plant beetles
Asiocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 21 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 65 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belidae (Schönherr, 1826) - 3 SpeciesPrimitive weevils
Berendtimiridae (Winkler, 1987) - 1 Species
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 1 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Blattocoleidae (Zeuner, 1933) - 3 Species
Boleopsidae (Kirejtshuk & Nel, 2013) - 1 Species
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 4 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 56 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypsectridae (Leconte & Horn, 1883) - 1 SpeciesTexas beetles
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 3 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 64 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 295 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 45 SpeciesPill beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 61 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 739 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Caridae (Thompson, 1992) - 40 Species
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 200 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerophytidae (Latreille, 1834) - 15 SpeciesRare click beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chelonariidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesTurtle beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 375 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 1 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 45 SpeciesLady cows
Coelocatiniidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 9 Species
Colymbotethidae (Ponomarenko, 1993) - 4 Species
Coptoclavidae (Ponomarenko, 1961) - 60 SpeciesExtinct family
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 2 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 27 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 132 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 852 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 13 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 60 SpeciesSkin beetles
Derodontidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesTooth-necked fungus beetles
Dryophthoridae (Schönherr, 1825) - 5 SpeciesPalm weevils
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 13 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 192 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 334 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 15 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Elodophthalmidae (Kirejtshuk & Azar, 2008) - 2 Species
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 2 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 27 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Eulichadidae (Crowson, 1973) - 6 SpeciesForest stream beetles
Georyssidae (Laporte, 1819) - 1 SpeciesMinute mud-loving beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaphyridae (Macleay, 1819) - 26 SpeciesThe bumble bee scarab beetles
Glaphyropteridae (Pongracz, 1935) - 20 Species
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 7 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 6 SpeciesHaliplids
Helophoridae (Leach, 1815) -> Hydrophilidae - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Helotidae (Reitter, 1876) - 7 Species
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 9 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 18 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 26 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 15 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 241 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hygrobiidae (Régimbart, 1878) - 1 SpeciesScreech-beetles
Ithyceridae (Schönherr, 1826) - 6 SpeciesNew York weevils
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 1 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Jurodidae (Ponomarenko, 1985) - 5 SpeciesSikhotealinia zhiltzovae
Kateretidae (Kirkby, 1837) - 4 SpeciesShort-winged flower beetles
Labradorocoleidae (Ponomarenko, 1969) - 1 Species
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 9 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Lasiosynidae (Kirejtshuk, Chang, Ren & Kun, 2010) - 54 Species
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 31 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lebanophytidae (Kirejtshuk, 2013) - 1 Species
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 21 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Lepiceridae (Hinton, 1936) - 1 Species
Liadytidae (Ponomarenko, 1977) - 7 Species
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 3 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lithoscarabaeidae (Nikolajev, 1992) - 3 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 29 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 7 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 5 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Magnocoleidae (Hong, 1998) - 1 Species
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 20 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 28 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Mesocinetidae (Kirejtshuk & Ponomarenko, 2010) - 10 Species
Micromalthidae (Barber, 1913) - 5 SpeciesTelephone-pole beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 12 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 40 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) - 129 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 58 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 4 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 2 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Oborocoleidae (Kukalová, 1968) - 2 Species
Obrieniidae (Zherikhin & Gratshev, 1994) - 12 Species
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 5 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 7 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Omalisidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 1 Species
Omethidae (Leconte, 1861) - 1 SpeciesFalse fireflies
Ommatidae (Sharp & Muir, 1912) - 168 Species
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 14 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Parahygrobiidae (Ponomarenko, 1977) - 1 SpeciesExtinct family
Parandrexidae (Kirejtshuk, 1994) - 5 Species
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Passandridae (Erichson, 1845) - 8 SpeciesParasitic flat bark beetles
Permocupedidae (Martynov, 1933) - 37 Species
Permosynidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 34 Species
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Pleocomidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesRain beetles
Praelateriidae (Dolin, 1973) - 1 Species
Prionoceridae (Lacaordaire, 1857) - 2 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Proterhinidae (Fauvel, 1891) - 2 Species
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 4 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 7 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 3 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 68 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 3 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Pythidae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesDead log bark beetles
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 13 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhombocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 38 Species
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 44 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Ripiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 1 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 23 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 176 SpeciesScarabs
Schizocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 77 Species
Schizophoridae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 53 Species
Schizopodidae (Leconte, 1859) - 2 SpeciesFalse Jewel Beetles
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 36 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 17 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 28 SpeciesScydmaenines
Septiventeridae (Bai & Al., 2013) - 1 Species
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 49 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 6 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sinisilvanidae (Hong, 2002) -> Silvanidae - 1 Species
Smicripidae (Horn, 1879) - 3 SpeciesPalmetto beetles
Sojanocoleidae (Martynov, 1932) - 1 Species
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 1 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 6 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 516 SpeciesRove beetles
Synteliidae (Lewis, 1882) - 6 Species
Taldycupedidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 38 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 156 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 8 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 17 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Trachypachidae (C. G. Thomson, 1857) - 90 SpeciesFalse ground beetles
Triadocupedidae (Ponomarenko, 1966) -> Triadocupedinae - 1 Species
Triaplidae (Ponomarenko, 1977) - 8 SpeciesExtinct family
Tricoleidae (Ponomarenko, 1969) -> Asiocoleidae - 1 Species
Trictenotomidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesCroc beetles
Tritarsidae (Hong, 2002) - 1 Species
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 12 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 58 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Tshekardocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1944) - 23 Species
Ulodidae (Pascoe, 1869) - 1 Species
Ulyanidae (Zherikhin, 1993) - 2 Species
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 22 SpeciesIronclad beetles
172 Families with 7056 Species in Fossils
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Species overview - Checklist for Coleoptera in Fossils without family allocation
Aliscarabaeus granulatus (Y. C. Hong, 1983)Info
Anancaeon microcephalum (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Apheloodes obliquum (B. Dunstan, 1923)Info
Apheloodes rugosum (B. Dunstan, 1923)Info
Aptilotitus capitecarens (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Bareus strigipennis (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Coleopteron antiquus (H. Weyenbergh, 1869)Info
Coleopteron aquaticus (P. B. Brodie, 1845)Info
Coleopteron beyrichi (Giebel, 1856)Info
Coleopteron bractoides (Blake, 1876)Info
Coleopteron depressus (Heer, 1879)Info
Coleopteron dubia (Meunier, 1895)Info
Coleopteron harpalinus (Heer, 1865)Info
Coleopteron interpunctatus (Heer, 1865)Info
Coleopteron laevigatus (Heer, 1865)Info
Coleopteron lentissimus (Weyenbergh, 1874)Info
Coleopteron rugosostriatus (Giebel, 1856)Info
Coleopteron scabriusculus (Heer, 1879)Info
Coleopteron semicrematus (E. A. Jarzembowski, 2003)Info
Coleopteron sibiricus (Heer, 1876)Info
Coleopteron spectabilis (Heer, 1865)Info
Coleopteron striatus (Oppenheim, 1888)Info
Coleopteron studeri (C. G. Giebel, 1856)Info
Coleopteron troglodytes (Heer, 1865)Info
Coleopteron vetustus (Giebel, 1856)Info
Coleopteron wittsi (P. B. Brodie, 1845)Info
Coleopteron zekelii (C. G. Giebel, 1856)Info
Forticatinius elegans (J. J. Tan, 2007)Info
Glottocoleus lenticulata (Y. C. Hong, 1982)Info
Kamaroma breve (A. Handlirsch, 1906)Info
Pallax prevosti (A. Handlirsch, 1906)Info
Proterocupes major (Ponomarenko, 2015)Info
Proterocupes nedubrovensis (Ponomarenko, 2015)Info
Proterocupes permiana (Ponomarenko, 2013)Info
Thurmannia punctulata (O. Heer, 1852)Info
Tripsalis praecisa (A. Bode, 1953)Info
36 Species in Coleoptera for Fossils 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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