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Ptinidae  Latreille, 1802
Taxonomic Serial No.: 114472

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Ptininae Latreille, 1802
  Common Name(s): spider beetles [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 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  
                                     InfraorderBostrichiformia Forbes, 1926  
                                        SuperfamilyBostrichoidea Latreille, 1802  
                                           FamilyPtinidae Latreille, 1802 – spider beetles  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Gibbium Scopoli, 1777  
                                              Genus Gnostus Westwood, 1855  
                                              Genus Mezium Curtis, 1828  
                                              Genus Niptinus Fall, 1905  
                                              Genus Niptus Boieldieu, 1856  
                                              Genus Pitnus Gorham, 1883  
                                              Genus Pseudeurostus Heyden, 1906  
                                              Genus Ptinus Linnaeus, 1766  
                                              Genus Sphaericus Wollaston, 1854  
                                              Genus Tipnus Thomson, 1863  
                                              Genus Trigonogenius Solier, 1849  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ptinidae, spider beetles [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Lawrence, J. F., and A. F. Newton, Jr. / Pakaluk, James, and Stanislaw Adam Slipinski, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title: Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson, vol. 2   
  Page(s): 779-1006   
  Publisher: Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN   
  Publication Place: Warszawa, Poland   
  ISBN/ISSN: 83-85192-34-4   
  Reference for: Ptinidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Philips, T. Keith  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic analysis of the New World Ptininae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematic Entomology, vol. 25, issue 2   
  Page(s): 235-262   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0307-6970   
  Reference for: Ptinidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Philips, T. Keith, and Douglas E. Foster  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Cryptopeniculus nigrosetus n.g., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from the Namaqualand region of South Africa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, no. 577   
  Page(s): 1-11   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Online edition ISSN is 1175-5334:   
  Reference for: Ptinidae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Lawrence and Newton (1995) use Ptinidae as a subfamily under Anobiidae, but also note "Ptinidae Latreille (1802: 112) has priority over Anobiidae [Fleming, 1821: 50] if the two families are combined as done here" (p. 864). Philips (2000) suggests that the ptinines and anobiids should be classified as sister taxa at the same hierarchical level, either as subfamilies of Bostrichidae or as families. Philips and Foster (2004) consider the Ptinidae and Anobiidae as distinct families  



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