Cebrionidae

Cebrionidae

[‚seb·rē′än·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The robust click beetles, a family of cosmopolitan coleopteran insects in the superfamily Elateroidea.
References in classic literature ?
Waterhouse informs me, that of the Harpalidae there are eight or nine species -- the forms of the greater number being very peculiar; of Heteromera, four or five species; of Rhyncophora, six or seven; and of the following families one species in each: Staphylinidae, Elateridae, Cebrionidae, Melolonthidae.
Se encuentra agrupada actualmente en 18 subfamilias con 400 generos y fue recientemente ampliada por la inclusion de Lissomidae, Cebrionidae, Dicronychidae y de las subfamilias Subprotelaterinae, Anischimae y Thy laco sterninae (Johnson & Quartone 2004).