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 [Artematopodinae, Eurypogonidae] B14
    |--Electribius GE05
    |--Carcinognathus B14
    |--Macropogon B14
    |--Proartematopus B14
    |--Electrapate B14
    `--Eurypogon B14
         |--E. brevipennis B14
         |--E. californicus B14
         |--E. harrisii B14
         |--E. japonicus B14
         `--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).

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

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