†family Liadytidae Ponomarenko 1977 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Liadytidae

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1977. Suborder Adephaga, Polyphaga Incertae Sedis, Infraorder Staphyliniformia, in Mezozoiskie zhestkokryiye [Mesozoic Coleoptera]. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 161:17-119

Parent taxon: Hydrophiloidea according to P. Bouchard et al. 2011

See also Carpenter 1992

Sister taxa: Cretotaenia, Epimetopidae, Georissidae, Helophoridae, Histeridae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydrophilopsia, Laetopsia, Parahygrobiidae, Sinosperchopsis, Spercheidae, Sphaeritidae, Synteliidae, Cretohisteridae

Subtaxa: Liadytes Ovidytes

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (1 collection), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (5)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (1)

• Jurassic of Mongolia (5), the Russian Federation (7)

Total: 20 collections including 24 occurrences

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