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Mycetophagus  Hellwig in Schneider, 1792
Taxonomic Serial No.: 114377

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderColeoptera Linnaeus, 1758 – beetles, coléoptères, besouro  
                                  SuborderPolyphaga Emery, 1886  
                                     InfraorderCucujiformia Lameere, 1938  
                                        SuperfamilyTenebrionoidea Latreille, 1802  
                                           FamilyMycetophagidae Leach, 1815 – hairy fungus beetles  
                                              SubfamilyMycetophaginae Leach, 1815  
                                                 GenusMycetophagus Hellwig in Schneider, 1792  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus californicus Horn, 1878  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus confusus Horn, 1878  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus distinctus Hatch, 1962  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus flexuosus Say, 1826  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus melsheimeri LeConte, 1856  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus obscurus LeConte, 1856  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus obsoletus (Melsheimer, 1844)  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus pini Ziegler, 1845  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus pluriguttatus LeConte, 1856  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus pluripunctatus LeConte, 1856  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus praetermissus Parsons, 1975  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus punctatus Say, 1826 – hairy fungus beetle 
                                                    Species Mycetophagus quadriguttatus Müller in Germar, 1821 – Spotted Hairy Fungus Beetle 
                                                    Species Mycetophagus serrulatus (Casey, 1900)  
                                                    Species Mycetophagus tenuifasciatus Horn, 1878  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mycetophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Arnett, Ross H., Jr.  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Insects - A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico, 2nd Edition   
  Page(s): xx + 1003   
  Publisher: CRC Press   
  Publication Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1877743194   
  Reference for: Mycetophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Parsons, Carl T.  
  Publication Date: 1975   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revision of Nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Coleopterists Bulletin, vol. 29, no. 2   
  Page(s): 93-108   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0010-065X   
  Reference for: Mycetophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Young, Daniel K. / Arnett, Ross H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family 96. Mycetophagidae Leach 1815   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Beetles, vol. 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea   
  Page(s): 399-400   
  Publisher: CRC Press LLC   
  Publication Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8493-0954-9   
  Reference for: Mycetophagus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: The name Mycetophagus appeared in two or three separate works in 1792, one by Hellwig (in Schneider Neuest Mag. Ent., 1:394), and two by Fabricius (Entomologiae Systematicae, Emendatae et Auctae, Tom. I, Pars II:497; and Determinatio generis Ips affiniumque, Actes de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 1:30). Hellwig appears to be the most frequently cited author, so for the moment ITIS will cite Hellwig. Further work would be required to determine earliest available authorship for the genus  
    There is apparently some confusion about subgenera in Mycetophagus. Parsons (1975:94) notes that "Casey's subgenera are not entirely natural and are used here chiefly for convenience in keying to species." Until further research clarifies this issue, ITIS has opted to omit subgenera in this genus  



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