Tachinus rufipes, copyright Nikolai Vladimirov.

Belongs within: Staphylinidae.
Contains: Conosoma, Tachyporus.

The Tachyporinae are an assemblage of staphylinid beetles lacking a distinct neck and with an epipleural keel on each elytron (Newton et al. 2001).

Characters (from Newton et al. 2001): Body usually more or less sublimuloid, small head more or less retractile to level of eyes and lacking distinct neck, broad pronotum and elytra, and relatively short tapered abdomen; antennal insertion more or less visible from above, anterior to eye; antenna not verticillate; elytron with epipleural keel; procoxa large, prominent, with widely exposed trochantin; tarsi 5-5-5; abdomen with six visible sterna and 0–2 pairs of paratergites per segment.

<==Tachyporinae [Tachyporides]
| i. s.: WasmannotheriumS57
| Termitoplus Silvestri 1945S57
| `--*T. grandis Silvestri 1945S57
| ConosomusS57
| |--C. convexiusculus Wasmann 1902S57
| |--C. heathi Wasmann 1902S57
| `--C. termitophilus Wasmann 1902S57
|--VatesusS57 [VatesiniNT01]
| `--V. clypeausLC20
`--Tachyporini [Tachyporina]O86
|--Nitidotachinus Campbell 1993NT01
|--Tachinomorphus Kraatz 1859 [incl. Physetoporus Horn 1877]NT01
|--Cilea Jacquelin du Val 1856 [incl. Leucoparyphys Roger 1856]NT01
| |--C. discipennis Fauvel 1878O86
| |--C. lampra Olliff 1886O86
| `--C. silphoides (Linnaeus 1767)NT01
|--Sepedophilus Gistel 1856LC20, NT01
| |--S. basalisN90
| |--S. bipunctatusLC20
| `--S. bisignatusN90
`--+--‘Tachyporus’ hypnorumLC20 [incl. T. hypnorum var. atratus Csiki 1901C01]
`--+--Coproporus Kraatz 1857LC20, NT01 [incl. Erchomus Motschulsky 1857NT01]
| `--C. ventriculusN90
`--+--+--‘Sepedophilus’ castaneusLC20
| `--+--AustrotachinusLC20
| `--Leucotachinus luteonitensLC20
`--Tachinus Gravenhorst 1802LC20, NT01 [incl. Tachinoderus Motschulsky 1857NT01]
| i. s.: ‘Tachinoderus’ australis Fauvel 1877O86
| T. bipustulatus [=Tachyporus (Tachinus) bipustulatus]G20
| T. caelatusGE05
| T. elegansC01
| T. fimbriatusNT01
| ‘Tachinoderus’ fulvipesO86
| ‘Tachinoderus’ haemorrhous Fauvel 1877O86
| T. luridus Erichson 1840GN09
| T. marginellus [=Staphylinus marginellus]O86
| T. memnonius Gravenhorst 1802GN09
| T. mongolicus Csiki 1901C01
| T. novitius Blackb. 1891M96
| T. rufescensR26
| T. signatusV09
| T. striatusR26
|--T. fumipennisLC20
`--+--T. rufipesLC20
`--+--T. humeralisLC20
`--Derops Sharp 1889LC20, NT01 [incl. Rimulincola Sanderson 1947NT01; Deropini]
|--D. divalis (Sanderson 1947)NT01
`--D. uenoiLC20

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[GN09] Grebennikov, V. V., & A. F. Newton. 2009. Good-bye Scydmaenidae, or why the ant-like stone beetles should become megadiverse Staphylinidae sensu latissimo (Coleoptera). European Journal of Entomology 106: 275–301.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[LC20] Lü, L., C.-Y. Cai, X. Zhang, A. F. Newton, M. K. Thayer & H.-Z. Zhou. 2020. Linking evolutionary mode to palaeoclimate change reveals rapid radiations of staphylinoid beetles in low-energy conditions. Current Zoology 66 (4): 435–444.

[M96] Masters, G. 1896. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Supplement, part II. Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophyllidae, Staphylinidae, Pselaphidae, Paussidae, Silphidae, Scaphididae, Histeridae, Phalacridae, Nitidulidae, Trogositidae, Colydiidae, Cucujidae, Cryptophagidae, Lathridiidae, Mycetophagidae, Dermestidae, Byrrhidae, Parnidae, Heteroceridae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21 (Suppl.): 695–754.

[N90] Newton, A. F., Jr. 1990. Insecta: Coleoptera Staphylinidae adults and larvae. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1137–1174. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[NT01] Newton, A. F., M. K. Thayer, J. S. Ashe & D. S. Chandler. 2001. Staphylinidae Latreille, 1802. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr & M. C. Thomas (eds) American Beetles vol. 1. Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia pp. 272–418. CRC Press: Boca Raton.

[O86] Olliff, A. S. 1886. A revision of the Staphylinidae of Australia. Part II. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 887–906.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

[S57] Seevers, C. H. 1957. A monograph on the termitophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Fieldiana Zoology 40: 1–334.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the wild fauna and flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183–194.

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