SCARABAEOIDEA is a superfamily of beetles , the only subgroup of the infraorder SCARABAEIFORMIA. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year. Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.
* 1 Families * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
American Beetles lists the following families:
Belohinidae Paulian 1959
Bolboceratidae Laporte de Castelnau , 1840
* Ceratocanthidae White 1842 (Acanthoceridae)
Diphyllostomatidae Holloway 1972 (false stag beetles )
Geotrupidae Latreille , 1802 (earth-boring dung beetles )
Glaphyridae MacLeay , 1819 (bumble bee scarab beetles )
Glaresidae Semenov-Tian-Shanskii and Medvedev 1932 (enigmatic
scarab beetles )
Hybosoridae Erichson , 1847 (scavenging scarab beetles )
* ^ Brett C. Ratcliffe (2002). "A checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Panama" (PDF). Zootaxa (32): 1–48. * ^ Ross H. Arnett, Jr. and Michael C. Thomas (2001–2002). American Beetles . CRC Press .