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Monommatini is a tribe of beetles known as monommatid beetles.[1] They are in the ironclad beetle family, Zopheridae. There are about 15 genera and 300 described species in Monommatini. They are found worldwide, with the greatest diversity in Madagascar.[1][2] They are commonly associated with rotting plant matter such as the dry rotting cambium of trees.[1]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Zopheridae
Subfamily: Zopherinae
Tribe: Monommatini
Blanchard, 1845
Type genus
Klug, 1833


Monommatini has been considered a family (Monommatidae)[1] and subfamily (Monommatinae) in the past, but is now treated as a tribe in the subfamily Zopherinae.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
  2. ^ "Monommatini Tribe Information". Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
  4. ^ Slipinski, Stanislaw Adam; Lawrence, John F. (1999). "Phylogeny and classification of Zopheridae sensu novo (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with a review of the genera of Zopherinae (excluding Monommatini)". Annales Zoologici, Warszawa. 49 (1–2): 1–53. ISSN 0001-6454.