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Family Trogossitidae Latreille 1802 (bark gnawing beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 69396

Alternative spelling: Trogossitarii

Invalid subtaxa: Ostomatidae Reitter 1882 (no. 202373), Temnochilidae [replaced name] (no. 69397)

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes, Tome Troisième 1-467

Parent taxon: Cleroidea according to J. A. Robertson et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acanthocnemidae, Biphyllidae, Boleopsidae, Byturidae, Cervicatinius, Chaetosomatidae, Cleridae, Forticatinius, Juraniscus, Mathesius, Melyridae, Peltidae, Phloiophilidae, Phycosecidae, Prionoceridae, Protopeltidae, Rentoniidae, Shartegopsis, Thanerocleridae

Subtaxa: Antillipeltis, Ergoliinae, Larinotinae, Latitergum, Lophocaterinae, Marginulatus, Peltinae, Platokoleos, Protrogosita, Trogossitinae

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer