Family Ripiphoridae Gemminger 1870 (wedge shaped beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Ripiphoridae

Alternative spelling: Rhipidophoridae

Full reference: M. Gemminger. 1870. New taxa. Catalogus Coleopterorum Hucusque Descriptorum Synonymicus et Systematicus. Tom. VII. Tenebrionidae, Nilionidae, Pythidae, Melandryidae, Lagriidae, Pedilidae, Anthicidae, Pyrochroidae, Mordellidae, Rhipidophoridae, Cantharidae, Oedemeridae 1801-2179

Parent taxon: Tenebrionoidea according to J. Batelka et al. 2018

See also Batelka et al. 2016, Bouchard et al. 2011, Crowson 1981, Hsiao and Huang 2017 and Lawrence and Newton 1995

Sister taxa: Aderidae, Anthicidae, Apotomouridae, Archaeoripiphorus, Archeocrypticidae, Boridae, Chalcodryidae, Ciidae, Cossyphodinae, Eurygenius wickhami, Glypta, Ischaliidae, Liaoximordellidae, Macrosiagon ebboi, Melandryidae, Meloidae, Mordellidae, Mycetophagidae, Mycteridae, Neopolypria, Oedemeridae, Perimylopidae, Prostomidae, Pterogeniidae, Pyrochroidae, Pythidae, Rhipiphoridae, Salpingidae, Scraptiidae, Stenotrachelidae, Stoliinae, Synchroidae, Tenebrionidae, Tetratomidae, Trachelostenidae, Trictenotomidae, Ulodidae, Zopheridae

Subtaxa: Hemirhipidiinae Pelecotominae Ripidiinae Ripiphorinae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (4), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Myanmar (9), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 22 collections including 32 occurrences

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