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Niptus hololeucus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Infraorder: Bostrichiformia
Superfamily: Bostrichoidea
Family: Anobiidae
Subfamily: Ptininae
Genus: Niptus
Boieldieu, 1856

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Niptus is a genus of beetle present in the Australian region, the Palearctic (including Europe), the Near East, the Nearctic, and North Africa.

Niptus as it is currently described is polyphyletic and researchers have suggested splitting it into two or more genera.[1]

Species include:[2]


  1. ^ Philips, T. K. (2000). Phylogenetic analysis of the New World Ptininae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea). Systematic Entomology 25 235-62.
  2. ^ Niptus. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

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