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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Biphyllidae
LeConte, 1861

Biphyllidae or False Skin Beetles is a family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga.[1][2] Worldwide, about 195 species are known. They live under the bark of dead trees and feed on fungi.[3] It contains the following genera:[4]


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  2. ^ Cucujoidea - - animals and plants
  3. ^ Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas, ed. American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0. 
  4. ^ Biphyllidae Species List at Joel Hallan’s Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on 15 May 2012.