Family Monotomidae Laporte 1840 (root eating beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Monotomidae

Alternative spelling: Monotomites

Synonym: Rhizophagidae Redtenbacher 1845

Full reference: F. L. Laporte. 1840. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Coléoptères; avec une Introduction Renfermant l’Anatomie et la Physiologie des Animaux Articulés, par M. Brullé. Tome Deuxième 1-563

Parent taxon: Nitiduloidea according to C. Y. Cai et al. 2022

See also Bouchard et al. 2011, Crowson 1981, Jiang et al. 2019, Lawrence and Newton 1995 and Robertson et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Helotidae, Kateretidae, Nitidulidae, Protocucujidae, Smicripidae, Sphindidae

Subtaxa: Jurorhizophagus Monotominae Rhizophaginae

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• Quaternary of United States (1: Colorado collection)

• Miocene of Mexico (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), the Russian Federation (2), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Lebanon (2), Myanmar (7), Spain (1)

• Jurassic of China (1)

Total: 17 collections including 25 occurrences

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