Family Silphidae Latreille 1807 (carrion beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Silphidae

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

See also Carpenter 1992, Crowson 1981, Haupt 1956 and Lawrence and Newton 1995

Sister taxa: Agyrtidae, Dasyceridae, Empelidae, Hydraenidae, Leiodidae, Ptiliidae, Ptismidae, Staphylinidae

Subtaxa: Aclypea Eusilpha Heterosilpha Miosilpha Necrodes Nicrophorinae Phosphuga Silphinae Thanatophilus Xylodrepa

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (3 collections), Japan (3), the Russian Federation (8), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (22: California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington)

• Pliocene of Germany (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Croatia (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of France (3), Germany (1)

• Eocene of United States (2: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of China (2), Myanmar (1)

• Jurassic of China (1)

Total: 59 collections including 87 occurrences

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