Aesalus scarabaeoides
Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Lucanidae
Subfamilia: Aesalinae
Tribus: Aesalini
Genera (4 + 3†): Aesalus – Echinoaesalus – Lucanobium – Strabaesalus – Trogellus – Zelenkaesalus – †Cretaesalus – †Juraesalus – †Sinaesalus


  • Aesalini MacLeay, 1819


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