Subfamily Sphaeridiinae Latreille 1802 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes, Tome Troisième 1-467

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

Sister taxa: Acidocerinae, Alegorius, Aposphinctus, Chaetarthriinae, Creniphilites, Cretohelophorus, Cretosperchus, Cryptopleurum, Cymbiodyta, Enochrinae, Escheria, Escheria bella, Escheria ovalis, Georissinae, Hydrocharis, Hydrochinae, Hydrophilinae, Limnebius, Mesosperchus schultzi, Orphnospercheus, Paraspercheus, Penitus, Philhydrus, Prospercheus, Protochares, Regimbartia, Rygmodinae, Spercheinae, Sphaeridium melanarium, Sternolophus

Subtaxa: none

Type: Sphaeridium

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), Japan (7), the Russian Federation (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (18), United States (3: Washington, Wisconsin)

• Pliocene of Japan (5)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (1)

• Eocene of Canada (1: British Columbia)

Total: 39 collections including 66 occurrences

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