This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
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Klimaszewski, J., A. F. Newton, Jr. & M. K. Thayer. 1996. A review of the New Zealand rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 23: 143-160.
Newton, A.F., Jr., and Thayer, M.K. 1992. Current classification and family-group names in Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera). Fieldiana (Zoology), New Series, 67: 1-92.
Newton, A.F., Jr., and Thayer, M.K. 1995. Protopselaphinae new subfamily for Protopselaphus new genus from Malaysia, with a phylogenetic analysis and review of the Omaliine Group of Staphylinidae including Pselaphidae. In: Pakaluk, J., and Slipinski, S.A., eds., Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa.
Newton, A. F., M. K. Thayer, J. S. Ashe, and D. S. Chandler. 2001. Staphylinidae. pp. 272-418 in Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 1. Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xvi + 443 pp.
Information on the Internet
- PEET Austral Staphylinidae. Systematics and Historical Biogeography. The Field Museum
- rove beetles - Staphylinidae. University of Florida Featured Creatures.
- Atlas of rove beatles (Staphylinidae) of Russia and adjacent countries
- DIGITAL LIBRARY: Classical Papers on Staphylinidae. Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet Oslo.
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Citing this page:
Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Staphylinidae http://tolweb.org/Staphylinidae/9621/1995.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Rove beetles. Version 01 January 1995 (temporary).