Family Helophoridae Leach 1815 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Helophoridae

Alternative spellings: Helophorida, Helophorina, Helophorinae

Full reference: W. E. Leach. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 9:57-172

Parent taxon: Hydrophiloidea according to A. E. Z. Short and M. Fikacek 2013

See also Bouchard et al. 2011, Lawrence and Newton 1995 and Sahlberg 1880

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

Subtaxa: Helophorus

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Germany (1), Greenland (3), the Russian Federation (9), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (11), United States (29: Alaska, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: Alaska)

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

• Jurassic of Mongolia (3), the Russian Federation (7)

Total: 75 collections including 109 occurrences

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