Eurypogon niger, copyright Katja Schulz.

Belongs within: Elateroidea.

The Artematopodidae are a small but widespread group of beetles with an unusual tongue-like structure on the ventral side of the elytra near the apex (Bouchard 2014).

<==Artematopodidae [Artematopidae, Eurypogonidae]B14
    |  i. s.: Protartematopus electricusP92
    |         Electrapate [Electrapatidae]B14
    |           `--E. martynoirP92
    |--Electribius [Electribiinae]Y02
    |    `--E. oligocenicusP92
    `--Artematopodinae [Ctesibiinae, Eurypogoninae, Macropoginae]Y02
         |--Allopogonia Cockerell 1906 [incl. Allopogon Horn 1880 non Schiner 1866]Y02
         |    `--A. villosusY02
         |--Macropogon Motschulsky 1859Y02
         |    |--M. piceusY02
         |    |--M. rufipesY02
         |    |--M. sequoiaeY02
         |    `--M. testaceipennisY02
         `--Eurypogon Motschulsky 1859 [incl. Dasypogon LeConte 1861, Sclerodes Westwood 1862]Y02
              |--E. brevipennisB14
              |--E. californicusB14
              |--E. confususY02
              |--E. harrisiiB14
              |--E. japonicusB14
              `--E. niger (Melsheimer 1846)B14

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[P92] Poinar, G. O., Jr. 1992. Life in Amber. Stanford University Press: Stanford.

[Y02] Young, D. K. 2002. Artematopodidae Lacordaire 1857. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 146–147. CRC Press.

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