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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamiliae: Chrysomeloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea - Curculionoidea - Lymexyloidea - Tenebrionoidea
[list of superfamiliae after Lawrence & Newton (1995)]

Named cladi



* Farrell, B.D. 1998: "Inordinate fondness" explained: why are there so many beetles? Science, 281: 555-559. [1]
* Hunt, T.; Bergsten, J.; Levkanicova, Z.; Papadopoulou, A.; St. John, O.; Wild, R.; Hammond, P.M.; Ahrens, D.; Balke, M.; Caterino, M.S.; Gomez-Zurita, J.; Ribera, I.; Barraclough, T.G.; Bocakova, M.; Bocak, L.; Vogler, A.P. 2007: A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation. Science, 318: 1913-1916.
* Lawrence, J.F.; Newton, A.F., jr. 1995: Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). Pp. 779-1006 in Pakaluk, J.; Slipinski, S.A. (eds.) Biology, phylogeny, and classification of Coleoptera: papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Museum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa.
* Marvaldi, A.E.; Duckett, C.N.; Kjer, K.M.; Gillespie, J.J. 2009: Structural alignment of 18S and 28S rDNA sequences provides insights into phylogeny of Phytophaga (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea and Chrysomeloidea). Zoologica scripta, 38: 63-77.


* Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Cucujiformia. Version 01 January 1995 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project

Vernacular names
Русский: Кукуйиформные
中文: 扁蟲下目

Cucujiformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles, representing the vast majority of plant-eating beetles.

The infraorder contains six superfamilies:

* Chrysomeloidea (~7 families including longhorn beetles & leaf beetles)
* Cleroidea (checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and soft-winged flower beetles)
* Cucujoidea (31 families that includes ladybirds, fungus beetles and bark beetles)
* Curculionoidea (~8 families primarily consisting of weevils and also including snout beetles)
* Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles)
* Tenebrionoidea (formerly "Heteromera") (30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles)

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