The PEDIGREE of
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)

 
     (the 2nd-largest family of beetles; with a diet of insects, some have a mutualistic relation with mammals, e.g. by eating their fleas); (Paederinae clades with subfamilies Stapholinidae & Xantholinidae)

 "Child(ren)":       Subfamily Paederinae   ;   Scaphidiinae   ;   Pselaphinae   ;   etc.   ;   46000 species (in 14 subfamilies) altogether
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/-- Infrakingdom (Grade) of Coelomates   +====> [ 64]
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Subgrade of Protostomia
/   | or: Clade Nephrozoa
/-- Superphylum Ecdysozoa (Arthropods, Roundworms, etc.)
/-- Supraphylum Panarthropoda
/-- Phylum Arthropoda
/-- Subphylum Tetraconata
/   | or: Superclass Panhexapoda in Infraphylum Atelocerata
/-- Epiclass Hexapoda
/-- Class Insecta
/-- Subclass Pterygota (winged insects)
/-- Infraclass Neoptera
/-- Superorder Endopterygota
/-- Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
/-- Suborder Polyphaga
/-- Infraorder Staphyliniformia (Rove Beetles, Water Beetles, etc.)
/-- Superfamily Staphylinoidea
/  
- Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
 

 
  ``2-Great Grandchild:''       Genus Paederus (toxic rove beetles)
 

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