A Preliminary Checklist of the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of Florida

J. H. Frank


A preliminary checklist of the Staphylinidae of Florida (USA) is presented. It includes 324 species in 122 genera and gives bibliographical information on their original descriptions, their synonymies, and the publications in which they were recorded as occurring in Florida. The total size of the staphylinid fauna of Florida is estimated conservatively as 450 species. The species/area relationship suggests that this fauna is depauperate relative to the staphylinid fauna of western Europe.

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