Family Byrrhidae Latreille 1804 (pill beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Byrrhidae

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1804. Tableau méthodique des insectes. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, Appliquée aux Arts, Principalement à l'Agriculture et à l'Economie Rurale et Domestique 24:129-200

Parent taxon: Byrrhoidea according to R. P. Webster 2016

Sister taxa: Callirhipidae, Chelonariidae, Cneoglossidae, Dryopidae, Elmidae, Eulichadidae, Heteroceridae, Lasiosynidae, Limnichidae, Lutrochidae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae, Serecoleus

Subtaxa: none

Type: Byrrhus

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: British Columbia, Ontario collections), Greenland (5), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (66), the United Kingdom (13), United States (19: Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin)

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

• Oligocene of Germany (2)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Colorado, Wyoming)

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

• Jurassic of the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 124 collections including 181 occurrences

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