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Scarabaeoidea from Central Europe
with anatomical details
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
Crowson, 1960
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Latreille, 1802

Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year.[1] Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.


The following families are listed in Bouchard (2011):[2]

See also[edit]

List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera


  1. ^ Brett C. Ratcliffe (2002). "A checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Panama" (PDF). Zootaxa (32): 1–48.
  2. ^ Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". Zookeys. Pensoft Publishers. 88 (88). doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989.

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