Hydrophilus Geoffroy 1762 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Synonym: Hydrous Linnaeus 1775

Full reference: E. L. Geoffroy. 1762. Histoire Abregée des Insectes qui se Trouvent aux Environs de Paris, Tome Premier 1-523

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

See also Carpenter 1992, Fabricius 1775, Fabricius 1792, Fabricius 1801, Fikacek et al. 2010, Fikacek et al. 2010, Geoffroy 1762, Herbst 1797, Latreille 1796, Latreille 1802, Linnaeus 1775, Müller 1776, Schaeffer 1766, Short and Fikacek 2013 and Zhang 1989

Sister taxa: Coccinella protogaeae, Hydrobiomorpha, Hydrochara, Tropisternus

Subtaxa: Hydrophilus antiquus Hydrophilus carbonarius Hydrophilus extricatus Hydrophilus gaudini Hydrophilus kuntzeni Hydrophilus magnificus Hydrophilus pergrandis Hydrophilus pistaceus Hydrophilus rottensis Hydrophilus ruminianus Hydrophilus spectabilis Hydrophilus vexatorius

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (6), Greece (1), Switzerland (1)

• Oligocene of France (2), Germany (1)

• Eocene of Germany (2), United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 21 collections including 25 occurrences

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