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Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
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Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
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Order
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 309 families, 43284 genera, 597766 species
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Families309
Genera43.284
Species597.766
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)
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Suborder    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     22 families, 3447 genera, 87533 species
Suborder    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     12 families, 93 genera, 463 species
Suborder    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     12 families, 71 genera, 338 species
Suborder    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     253 families, 39228 genera, 508766 species
Suborder    Protocoleoptera (Tillyard, 1924)
     9 families, 79 genera, 225 species
Family    Chyrsomelidae -> Chrysomelidae
     0 species
Genus    Adobia - 2 species
Genus    Afghanopachys (Kwieton, 1978) - 5 species
Genus    Amphithrixoides - 1 species
Genus    Anancaeon (Handlirsch, 1939) - 1 species
Genus    Anciptis - 1 species
Genus    Anthobatula (Strand, 1929) -> Pentaria - 1 species
Genus    Antistydatusa (Pace, 2005) - 2 species
Genus    Apheloodes (Tillyard, 1923) - 2 species
Genus    Apsheronellus - 2 species
Genus    Apteromeru - 1 species
Genus    Apterotarpela - 1 species
Genus    Aptilotitus (Carpenter, 1985) - 1 species
Genus    Argyradelpha - 1 species
Genus    Asbolodomimus (Maurice Pic, 1921) -> Allopezus - 1 species
Genus    Asiocaedius - 2 species
Genus    Astorthocnemis - 2 species
Genus    Bareus (Handlirsch, 1939) - 1 species
Genus    Bembidionetolitzkya (Strand, 1929) -> Bembidion - 10 species
Genus    Bembyx (Fabricius, 1775) -> Bembix - 9 species
Genus    Bermejoina - 1 species
Genus    Bogatshevia - 2 species
Genus    Brachypohloeus - 3 species
Genus    Bradyus - 4 species
Genus    Buprestoides (Schaeffer, 1777) - 0 species
Genus    Byrhhus - 1 species
Genus    Calolymus (Thunberg, 1789) -> Lymexylon - 0 species
Genus    Camptorrhinum - 1 species
Genus    Canthporus - 1 species
Genus    Cantopipleurus - 1 species
Genus    Capricephalius (Koch, 1943) - 2 species
Genus    Caridua (Strand, 1929) - 0 species
Genus    Ceneus (Chaudoir, 1865) -> Prosopogmus - 1 species
Genus    Cenocepalus - 3 species
Genus    Ceratolepsis (Schedl, 1933) - 2 species
Genus    Ceratopelius - 1 species
Genus    Cermabyx - 1 species
Genus    Chiloporata (Strand, 1935) -> Parocyusa - 1 species
Genus    Christmas - 1 species
Genus    Cleroides (Schaeffer, 1777) -> Thanasimus - 2 species
Genus    Cnecosochara - 2 species
Genus    Coleopteron (Handlirsch, 1906) - 21 species
Genus    Corthyloxiphus - 15 species
Genus    Criocerus - 1 species
Genus    Croceris - 1 species
Genus    Cruculio - 1 species
Genus    Cryptocarneus - 10 species
Genus    Cryptorephalus (Müller, 1776) - 0 species
Genus    Crytocephalus - 1 species
Genus    Cucuius (Fabricius, 1775) - 1 species
Genus    Curculios - 1 species
Genus    Curuculio - 1 species
Genus    Cybopiestes - 1 species
Genus    Cychrys (Fabricius, 1794) -> Cychrus - 0 species
Genus    Cyclonium (Fabricius, 1792) - 0 species
Genus    Demestres - 1 species
Genus    Dietomorpha - 2 species
Genus    Dityscus (Jacquin, 1781) - 0 species
Genus    Dorkatoma (Herbst, 1792) -> Dorcatoma - 1 species
Genus    Dyscerasphorus - 1 species
Genus    Ennaeus - 1 species
Genus    Erytolus - 1 species
Genus    Euryostola - 2 species
Genus    Eustenomacidius - 10 species
Genus    Falsocatomulus - 2 species
Genus    Farsarthrosis - 1 species
Genus    Floricateres (Crowson, 1970) -> Peltonyxa - 1 species
Genus    Gebieniella - 1 species
Genus    Glottocoleus (Hong, 1982) - 1 species
Genus    Grammostethus (Lewis, 1906) -> Margarinotus - 1 species
Genus    Guildia - 1 species
Genus    Haemerophygus - 6 species
Genus    Heliosthraema (Reitter, 1890) - 7 species
Genus    Herbertfranzia - 1 species
Genus    Herbertfranziella (Kaszab, 1973) - 3 species
Genus    Hyonthosoma - 7 species
Genus    Hypophlaeus (Fabricius, 1790) -> Corticeus - 6 species
Genus    Induchillus - 1 species
Genus    Iranolasiostola - 1 species
Genus    Iranopachyscelis - 4 species
Genus    Isopteroplonyx - 1 species
Genus    Kamaroma (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 species
Genus    Kolon (Herbst, 1797) - 9 species
Genus    Lampyrus - 1 species
Genus    Lasiorynchus - 1 species
Genus    Lederina (Nikitsky, 1982) -> Lederia - 13 species
Genus    Leptoderis (Billberg, 1820) - 1 species
Genus    Leptosphena - 2 species
Genus    Ligniperda (Fabricius, 1790) -> Apate - 2 species
Genus    Liliocera - 1 species
Genus    Lutacia (Rivalier, 1961) - 1 species
Genus    Malacopteryx (Forster, 1770) - 2 species
Genus    Mateuina - 1 species
Genus    Meladiesia - 1 species
Genus    Meloides (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783 Mitterpacher, 1783) -> Cerocoma - 1 species
Genus    Melyrus - 1 species
Genus    Microblattellus (Ferrer, 2006) - 1 species
Genus    Microcistela - 2 species
Genus    Mimocossyphus - 1 species
Genus    Mimopallensis - 1 species
Genus    Miocydus (Pascoe, 1875) - 2 species
Genus    Moragacinella - 2 species
Genus    Mycerophagus - 1 species
Genus    Neoblaps - 1 species
Genus    Neognathosia - 1 species
Genus    Neoisocerus - 7 species
Genus    Neolamprima (Gestro, 1875) -> Lamprima - 1 species
Genus    Neosteropalpus - 5 species
Genus    Nepalolaena - 1 species
Genus    Obenbergeria (Strand, 1929) -> Emypsara - 0 species
Genus    Omalysus (Müller, 1764) -> Omalisus - 1 species
Genus    Oophorus (Melsheimer, 1844) -> Aeolus - 2 species
Genus    Orphanotrophium - 5 species
Genus    Pallax (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 species
Genus    Parabigopsis - 1 species
Genus    Paralederia (Nikitsky, 1982) -> Lederia - 2 species
Genus    Pausus (Thunberg, 1781) - 2 species
Genus    Phloeodroma (Kraatz, 1858) -> Phloeopora - 1 species
Genus    Pisidium (Peaclam) - 53 species
Genus    Pistella (Müller, 1764) - 2 species
Genus    Pisterotarsa (Motschoulsky, 1860) -> Sympiezocnemis - 5 species
Genus    Prinonus - 1 species
Genus    Proscarabaeus (Schrank, 1781) -> Meloe - 1 species
Genus    Pseudocisterna - 1 species
Genus    Pseudopodhomala - 5 species
Genus    Pseudostorthocnemis - 3 species
Genus    Psilachnopus (Edmund Reitter, 1901) -> Philhammus - 1 species
Genus    Pterostychus - 8 species
Genus    Punctate - 2 species
Genus    Raibosceles (Erneste Allard, 1876) -> Raiboscelis - 18 species
Genus    Reitterohelops - 7 species
Genus    Rhopea - 2 species
Genus    Rhytidoclerus (Kuwert, 1894) -> Stigmatium - 1 species
Genus    Rhyzostylops (Silvestri, 1906) -> Blattivorus - 1 species
Genus    Ryzophagus (Herbst, 1793) -> Rhizophagus - 3 species
Genus    Scares - 1 species
Genus    Scrabaeus (Füeßly, 1786) - 0 species
Genus    Scythodonta (Reitter, 1896) -> Scytosoma - 2 species
Genus    Serratula (Schulze, 1765) (Plumeless saw-wort) - 3 species
Genus    Similisodus - 1 species
Genus    Sphaerudium - 1 species
Genus    Staphilinus (Brahm, 1790) - 0 species
Genus    Staphilynus (Schaeffer, 1779) - 0 species
Genus    Stapilinus (Berkenhout, 1795) - 0 species
Genus    Stenecarus - 1 species
Genus    Steneryx - 5 species
Genus    Sternocnera - 1 species
Genus    Straphylinus - 1 species
Genus    Strictoleptura - 1 species
Genus    Stygohelops - 1 species
Genus    Sumbawa - 0 species
Genus    Sylpha (Mayer, 1779) - 3 species
Genus    Synodendron (Fabricius, 1792) - 1 species
Genus    Tapas - 3 species
Genus    Telephora (Hoffmannsegg, 1818) - 15 species
Genus    Thelephorus (Müller, 1776) - 1 species
Genus    Thoraxocarphurus (Wittmer, 1957) -> Brachyhedibius - 1 species
Genus    Throx (Herbst, 1783) -> Trox - 3 species
Genus    Thurmannia (Heer In Heer & Escher, 1852) - 1 species
Genus    Tidiguinia - 1 species
Genus    Tortoise - 0 species
Genus    Touronotaris - 1 species
Genus    Trigonopachys - 1 species
Genus    Tripolicryptus (Strand, 1929) - 0 species
Genus    Tripsalis (Bode, 1953) - 1 species
Genus    Xanthohelops - 1 species
Genus    Xestoclerus (Chapin, 1924) -> Stigmatium - 1 species
Genus    Ziaelas (Fairmaire, 1892) - 2 species
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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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