Throscidae

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Throscidae
Temporal range: Barremian–Recent
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Trixagus carinifrons
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Elateriformia
Superfamily: Elateroidea
Family: Throscidae
Laporte, 1840

Throscidae is a family of small false click beetles in the order Coleoptera. In North America, there are 3 genera and 20 described species. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Genera

Fossil genera

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References

  1. "Throscidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  2. "Throscidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  3. "Throscidae Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  4. "Browse Throscidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  5. 1 2 3 Li, Yan-Da; Huang, Di-Ying; Cai, Chen-Yang (January 2021). "New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber". Insects. 12 (1): 63. doi:10.3390/insects12010063.

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