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Corylophidae is a small, cosmopolitan family including 285 species and 27 genera divided between 2 subfamilies, Corylophinae LeConte, 1852, and Periptyctinae Ślipiński et al., 2001. The group is commonly known as the Minute Hooded Beetles due to their diminutive size and the tendency for the pronotum to be enlarged anteriorly into a broad shelf-like projection that conceals the head from dorsal view.


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