Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
= Homocopris Burmeister 1842
= Pinotus Erichson 1847
= Brachycopris Haldeman 1848
is sometimes placed in the tribe Dichotomini instead of in Coprini (Generic Guide to New World Scarabs--Scarabaeinae
Checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm (2)
lists two North American species in genus: carolinus and colonicus. D. carolinus occurs throughout the eastern United States and Canada, D. colonicus from the southwest, Mexico south.
Dichotomius was mistakenly omitted in nearctica.com, but they did include the old genus Pinotus with two species; Pinotus spadiceus Luederwaldt 1928 and P. texanus Felsche 1901 whose status is unclear.
Borror, entries for dicho
, tom (1)
Dillon and Dillon, pp. 511-512, plate 49--Pinotus carolinus
= Dichotomis carolinus (3)