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Distribution path and Subregions of South America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America
Subregions: Amazon basin (Amazon River, Lower Amazon, Upper Amazon), Andes, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, North Argentina, San Juan Province, Santa Cruz, Santa Fé Province, South Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán), Bolivia, Brazil (North Brazil, Northeast Brazil, South Brazil, Southeast Brazil, West Central Brazil), Chile (South Chile, Valparaiso Region), Colombia (Bogota), Ecuador (Azuay, Bolivar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Galápagos, Loja, Napo, Pastaza, Pichincha, Santa Elena, Tungurahua), Falkland Islands, French Guiana (Cayenne), Guyana, Northern South America, Paraguay, Peru (Amazon region), Surinam, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in South America
Class
South America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 879 families, 20255 genera, 142109 species
Tree
Subclass
South America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 863 families, 20184 genera, 141986 species
Tree
Infraclass
South America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 793 families, 19845 genera, 140520 species
Tree
Superorder
South America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 467 families, 15469 genera, 121738 species
Tree
Order
South America
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 134 families, 5594 genera, 42564 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
South America
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     7 families, 470 genera, 5881 species
Suborder
South America
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     3 families, 5 genera, 9 species
Suborder
South America
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     3 families, 6 genera, 34 species
Suborder
South America
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     118 families, 5107 genera, 36627 species
Suborder
South America
    Protocoleoptera (Tillyard, 1924)
     3 families, 6 genera, 13 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in South America
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 7 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 84 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Alexiidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 2 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 77 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 369 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 377 Species
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 9 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Artematopodidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 14 SpeciesSoft-bodied plant beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 280 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belidae (Schönherr, 1826) - 27 SpeciesPrimitive weevils
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 5 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Bolboceratidae (Mulsant, 1842) -> Bolboceratinae - 1 SpeciesDor beetles
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 144 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 8 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 240 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 12 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 64 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 95 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 9 SpeciesPill beetles
Byturidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1858) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm beetles
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 18 SpeciesCedar beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 64 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5142 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Caridae (Thompson, 1992) - 4 Species
Cavognathidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 1 Species
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7373 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerophytidae (Latreille, 1834) - 12 SpeciesRare click beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 29 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Cetoniidae (Leach, 1815) -> Scarabaeidae - 1 SpeciesFlower scarabs
Chelonariidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 159 SpeciesTurtle beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3556 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 76 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 17 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Cneoglossidae (Champion, 1897) - 7 Species
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 66 SpeciesLady cows
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 6 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 16 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 95 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 6 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9788 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 140 SpeciesSkin beetles
Derodontidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesTooth-necked fungus beetles
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 23 Species
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 31 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 585 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 1879 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 166 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 264 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 8 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 3 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 176 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaphyridae (Macleay, 1819) - 2 SpeciesThe bumble bee scarab beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 2 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 103 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 6 SpeciesHaliplids
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 78 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 747 SpeciesClown beetles
Hobartiidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 1 Species
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 211 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 78 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 103 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 4 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 830 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 68 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 77 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 315 SpeciesStag beetles
Lutrochidae (Kasap & Crowson, 1975) - 8 SpeciesTravertine beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 6 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 17 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Mauroniscidae (Majer, 1995) - 19 SpeciesMauroniscid Beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 54 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 333 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 1478 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Meruidae (Spangler & Steiner, 2005) - 1 SpeciesMeru phyllisae
Micromalthidae (Barber, 1913) - 1 SpeciesTelephone-pole beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 20 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 255 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 64 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) - 27 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 13 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 42 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 16 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 20 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Ommatidae (Sharp & Muir, 1912) - 2 Species
Orsodacnidae (Thomson, 1859) - 4 SpeciesRavenous Leaf Beetles
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 24 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Oxypeltidae (Lacordaire, 1869) - 4 Species
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 293 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Perimylopidae (St. George, 1939) -> Promecheilidae - 1 Species
Permocupedidae (Martynov, 1933) - 3 Species
Permosynidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 3 Species
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 193 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Plastoceridae (Crowson, 1972) - 3 Species
Priasilphidae (Crowson, 1973) - 1 Species
Promecheilidae (Lacordaire, 1859) - 12 Species
Propalticidae (Crowson, 1952) - 1 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 15 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 10 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 128 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 104 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 8 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Pythidae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesDead log bark beetles
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 1 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 11 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 98 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 1543 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2541 SpeciesScarabs
Schizocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 8 Species
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 5 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 26 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 9 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 92 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 9 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 316 SpeciesRove beetles
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 114 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 23 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Torridincolidae (Steffan, 1964) - 22 Species
Trachypachidae (C. G. Thomson, 1857) - 2 SpeciesFalse ground beetles
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 63 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 69 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 30 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 109 SpeciesIronclad beetles
134 Families with 42565 Species in South 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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