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Distribution path and Subregions of Nigeria (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Nigeria
Subregions: North Nigeria, South Nigeria
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Nigeria
Class
Nigeria
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 325 families, 3446 genera, 10179 species
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Subclass
Nigeria
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 321 families, 3440 genera, 10173 species
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Infraclass
Nigeria
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 309 families, 3354 genera, 9881 species
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Superorder
Nigeria
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 214 families, 2709 genera, 8579 species
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Order
Nigeria
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 49 families, 492 genera, 1134 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
Nigeria
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     3 families, 99 genera, 288 species
Suborder
Nigeria
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     46 families, 393 genera, 846 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Nigeria
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 5 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 38 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 13 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) -> Brachycerinae - 1 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesPill beetles
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 270 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 327 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 63 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLady cows
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 8 SpeciesSkin beetles
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 1 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesDor beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 2 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 9 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 3 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 12 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 3 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 20 SpeciesChafers
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 4 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 29 Species
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 174 SpeciesScarabs
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 3 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 5 SpeciesRove beetles
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 13 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
49 Families with 1134 Species in Nigeria
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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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