Nicrophorini

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Nicrophorinae
Temporal range: .0105–RecentMa
Amerikanischer Totengräber (Nicrophorus americanus).jpg
American Burying Beetle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Silphidae
Subfamily: Nicrophorinae
Tribes
  • Nicrophorini

Nicrophorinae is a subfamily of burying beetles or carrion beetles. There are 65 living species of this subfamily, and 3 fossil species.

The only tribe is Nicrophorini.

Fossils[edit]

A fossil of N. humator dating around 10,500 years was described in 1962 by Pearson.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://collections2.eeb.uconn.edu/nicroweb/PDFs/Sikes_et_al_2002.pdf