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Cercyon melanocephalus

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Taxonomy
Dermestes melanocephalus was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Sphaeridium melanocephalum by Fabricius (1775); it was recombined as Cercyon melanocephalus by Coope et al. (1961) and Green et al. (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Dermestes melanocephalus Linnaeus p. 356
1761Dermestes melanocephalus Linnaeus p. 144
1767Dermestes melanocephalus Linnaeus p. 563
1775Sphaeridium melanocephalum Fabricius p. 67
1777Dermestes melanocephalus Goeze p. 135
1961Cercyon melanocephalus Coope et al.
2006Cercyon melanocephalus Green et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderStaphyliniformiaLameere 1900
superfamilyHydrophiloidea
familyHydrophilidae
subfamilySphaeridiinae()
tribeMegasterniniMulsant 1844
genusCercyonLeach 1817
speciesmelanocephalus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available