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Genus Aphonus

Rhinoceros Beetle - Aphonus Aphonus texanus Gill & Howden - Aphonus texanus Aphonus densicauda Casey - Aphonus densicauda - male Aphonus Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright - Aphonus brevicruris Aphonus texanus - female Aphonus texanus - female beetle  - Aphonus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Pentodontini
Genus Aphonus
Explanation of Names
Aphon is a sacred mountain in Greece where many ancient Orthodox monasteries are situated.
Six species, all found in the east, as far west as Texas;

Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright 1944
Aphonus castaneus (Melsheimer 1846)
Aphonus densicauda Casey 1915
Aphonus texanus Gill and Howden 1985
Aphonus tridentatus (Say 1823)
Aphonus variolosus (LeConte 1847)
Clypeus with tridentate carina; anterior tibia emarginations between external teeth shallowly indicated, especially two apical teeth.
Eastern US, to Texas
Print References
Gill, B.D., and H.F. Howden. 1985. A review of the North American genus Aphonus LeConte. Coleopterists Bulletin 39:119-129.