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The best known classifications of beetles

The best known preceding classifications of beetles Many coleopterists were studying the problem of macroclassification of Coleoptera on the level from an order to a family. To trace the evolution of views of the order system is very interesting and in the future we will try to collect a maximum number of such systems on our site. For now we will restrict ourselves to the best systems for the past 40 years. In order to be able to compare the classifications we will place only complete systems including all families on the earth.


Arnett R.H., 1963
The Beetles of the United States (A Manual for Identification). - Catholic Univ. of America Press, Washington. 1112 pp.

Crowson R.A., 1967
The Natural Classification of the Families of Coleoptera. - E.W.Classey, Hampton. (Reprint of 1955's edition). 187 pp.

Crowson R.A., 1968 (1967)
The Natural Classification of the Families of Coleoptera: Addenda and corrigenda // Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 103. P. 209-214.

Crowson R.A., 1981
The Biology of the Coleoptera. - Academic Press, London. P. 694-698.

Lawrence J.F., 1982
Coleoptera // In: Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. Ed. S.P. Parker. Vol. 2. McGraw-Hill, New York. P. 482-553.

Lawrence J.F., Newton A.F., 1995
Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names) // In: Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera. Eds. J. Pakaluk and S.A. Slipinski. Warszawa, 1995. P. 779-1006.