Taxonavigation: Byrrhoidea 

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

Familia: Limnichidae
Subfamiliae (4): Cephalobyrrhinae – Hyphalinae – Limnichinae – Thaumastodinae

Overview of generaEdit

Acontosceles – Babalimnichus – Cephalobyrrhus – Erichia – Ersachus – Hyphalus – Martinius – Mexico – Parathroscinus – Pseudeucinetus – Throscinus – †Palaeoersachus


Limnichidae Erichson, 1846


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  • Britton, E.B. 1977: Three new intertidal species of Limnichidae (Coleoptera) from New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 14: 81–85. Reference page
  • Hernando, C.; Ribera, I. 2005: 18.5. Limnichidae Erichson, 1846. Pp. 512-518 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Hernando, C.; Ribera, I. 2010: Limnichidae: Description of a new species from New Caledonia, and checklist of the taxa recorded from the Australian/Pacific Region (Coleoptera). Pp. 439-449 in: Jäch, M.A. & Balke, M. (eds.): Water beetles of New Caledonia (part 1). Monographs on Coleoptera, 3. ISSN: 1027-8869 PDF
  • Jäch, M.A.; Madl, M. 2009: Water beetles of Seychelles (Coleoptera). Pp. 11-35, plates 1-2 in: Gerlach, J. (ed.) The Coleoptera of the Seychelles Islands. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. ISBN 9789546424983
  • Pütz, A.; Hernando, C.; Ribera, I. 2004: A new genus of Limnichidae (Coleoptera) from Baltic amber. Insect systematics & evolution, 35: 329–334.
  • Spangler, P.J., Staines, C.L., Spangler, P.M. & Staines, S.L. 2001. A checklist of the Limnichidae and the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of the world. Insecta Mundi 15(3): 151–165. PDF. Reference page
  • Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
    ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.443


Vernacular namesEdit

English: minute marsh-loving beetles
русский: Лжепилюльщики