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Species Xeropsamobeus asellus

Xeropsamobeus asellus (Schmidt) - Xeropsamobeus asellus
Classification
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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Xeropsamobeus
Species asellus (Xeropsamobeus asellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xeropsamobeus asellus (Schmidt)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius asellus Schmidt 1907
Aphodius asellus is a replacement name for A. nanus Horn (Schmidt, 1907). (1)
Range
Texas endemic. (2)(1)
Remarks
The type locality of A. nanus is Carrizo Springs (Dimmit County) (Horn, 1887). Riley and Wolfe (2003) also examined specimens from Kimble and Reagan counties. (1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1887. A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 14: 1-110.
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
2.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)