The subfamily includes only one genus, with a single Chilean species. Larvae are unknown. Adults were collected in Valdivian Nothofagus forests, mainly in flight interception traps.
Exceptionally elongated scirtids, body length 4.5-6.0 mm. Frontoclypeal suture distinctly impressed, apex of mandible bidentate, lacinia with apical hook (uncus), females with peculiar, blade-like, strongly sclerotized ovipositor.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsA primitive lineage of Scirtidae, showing several plesiomorphic features.
Lawrence J. F. 2001. A New Genus of Valdivian Scirtidae (Coleoptera) with Comments on Scirtoidea and the Beetle Suborders. Special Publications of the Japan Coleopterological Society Osaka 1: 351-361.
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