Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Myxophaga
Superfamilia: Sphaerioidea
Familia: Sphaeriusidae
Genera: Sphaerius - †Burmasporum


Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845


* Sphaeriidae Erichson, 1845 [nec Sphaeriidae Deshayes, 1854 (1820)]
o Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845 [n. emend. ICZN (2000)]
* Microsporidae Crotch, 1873


* Beutel, R.G.; Arce-Pérez, R. 2005: 6.3. Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845 (Jäch 1999) (= Microsporidae). Pp. 48-49 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter.
* Beutel, R.G.; Raffaini, G.B. 2003: A new record of Sphaeriusidae for Argentina (Coleoptera: Myxophaga). Koleopterologische rundschau, 73: 1-6.
* Britton, E.B. 1966: On the larva of Sphaerius and the systematic position of the Sphaeriidae (Coleoptera). Australian journal of zoology, 14: 1193-1198.
* Endrödy-Younga, S. 1997: Microsporidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga), a new family for the African continent. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 36: 309-311.
* Hall, W.E. 2000: 3. MICROSPORIDAE Crotch, 1873. Pp. 24-26 in: Arnett, R.H., jr.; Thomas, M.C. (eds.): American beetles. Volume 1. Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. limited preview on Google books
* International Committee of Zoological Nomenclature 2000: Opinion 1957, Sphaerius Waltl, 1838 (Insecta, Coleoptera): conserved; and Sphaeriidae Erichson, 1845 (Coleoptera): spelling emended to Sphaeriusidae, so removing the homonymy with Sphaeriidae Deshayes, 1854 (1820) (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 57(3): 182-184.
* Jäch, M.A. 1999: Case 3052. Sphaerius Waltl, 1838 and Sphaeriusidae Erichson, 1845 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation by the partial revocation of Opinion 1331. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 56(2): 117-120.
* Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2009: A new genus and species of Sphaeriusidae (Coleoptera, Myxophaga) from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber. Denisia, 26: 99-102. Abstract
* Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 1 ed. I. Löbl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2003 and 2004
ISBN 87-88757-73-0, p.25


* Australian Faunal Directory
* Maddison, David R. 1995. Sphaeriusidae. Minute Bog Beetles. Version 01 January 1995 (under construction) in The Tree of Life Web Project
* Atlas of Sphaeriusidae of Russia - project by A.G. Kirejtshuk and A. Herrmann

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Kugelkäfer
English: minute bog beetles
Lietuvių: Šratvabaliai
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Sandstrandbiller
Русский: Шаровики

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