Schizopodidae

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Schizopodidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Buprestoidea
Family: Schizopodidae
LeConte, 1859

Schizopodidae is a family of beetles, in the large suborder Polyphaga. It was a subfamily until 1991, when it was elevated to family status.[1]

The family of Schizopodidae is a part of the superfamily, Buprestoidea, which is a member of the suborder of polyphaga beetles, defined by the coxa not being fused to the thorax. Bupretoidea contains bullet-shaped beetles, known for their distinctive metallic colors. Little is known about Schizopodidae, but the adults are often found clinging to plants.

The family contains the following three genera:[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, G. H. and C. L. Bellamy. (1991). A revision and phylogenetic re-evaluation of the family Schizopodidae (Coleoptera, Buprestoidea). Journal of Natural History 25 985-1026.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://nomen.at/Tenebrionoidea
  4. ^ Bellamy, C. L. (2010). "Family Schizopodidae". A Checklist of World Buprestoidea. Retrieved 9 Jun 2011. 
  5. ^ Bellamy, C. L. (2010). "Fossil Buprestoidea". A Checklist of World Buprestoidea. Retrieved 23 Jun 2011.