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Species Phanaeus quadridens

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Phanaeini
Genus Phanaeus (Rainbow Scarabs)
Species quadridens (Phanaeus quadridens)
Explanation of Names
Phanaeus quadridens (Say)
Orig. Comb: Copris quadridens Say 1835
Size
13-23 mm
Range
AZ-NM / Mex. (1)
Habitat
Grassland, mixed forest-grassland area at mid-elevations (1500-2000 m). Common in places grazed by livestock.
Food
Dung
Works Cited
1.Revision of Phanaeus MacLeay, A New World genus of scarabaeine dung beetles
Edmonds, W.D. 1994. 1994. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Contributions to Science 443.