A TAXONOMIC REVIEW OF THE NEOTROPICAL GENUS Coprophanaeus Olsoufieff, 1924
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)
by W. D. Edmonds & Jiri Zidek
2010, 111 pages, 313 color figures. This technical review treats the taxonomy of the genus Coprophanaeus, a close relative of Phanaeus, Oxysternon and the several other genera that comprise the scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini. The phanaeine dung beetles are restricted to the New World, and most are Neotropical. They are well known for their usually bright, metallic colors and striking sexual dimorphism. Treated in this work are 38 species in three subgenera. They include the largest known dung beetles of the western hemisphere, members of the subgenus Megaphanaeus. Keys separate all subgenera, species groups and species; and a separate entry describes and discusses each species and its taxonomic history. The color figures illustrate distributions, key characters and full-body views of both sexes of all 38 species. Limited supply; paperback, perfect-bound; 8-1/2 x 11″.
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