Restudy of the types of the species assigned to Beecherella by Ulrich in 1891 shows that the family Beecherellidae, consisting of the genera Beecherella and Acanthoscapha, belongs in the Podocopa. Acanthoscapha Ulrich & Bassler 1923 is a senior synonym of Alanella Boucek 1936. Most of the species originally assigned to Beecherella belong in various other genera and families.

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