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Which onthophagus - Onthophagus coproides

Which onthophagus - Onthophagus coproides
Chiricahua Mountains, Rustler's Park, Portal Paradise Road, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 29, 2007
Size: 1.2cm

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Which onthophagus - Onthophagus coproides Which onthophagus - Onthophagus coproides

Moved
Moved from Onthophagus.

nice addition
Onthophagus sp. no doubt, looks like O. coproides [page just added to guide], yours is a little older, scuffed, but the large size is a clue. Will have to grab Howden & Cartwright to jog my memory. Pocket gophers in the area? - purportedly exclusive to their burrows.

We have an introduced Onthophagus [depressus] out east that is really atypical looking. Good to get some western stuff, especially the darklings. I took the liberty of lightening this up a bit - if you object, just reload your old version.

 
maybe
Don't know my mammals too well but there were burrowing rodents going all over the field area in Rustler's Park that sorta looked like the photos of pocket gophers I see online.

 
O. coproides
Verified. Surprisingly, little is known about this, our largest sp. of Onthophagus.

reminds me more of copris tha
reminds me more of copris that onthophagus

 
Me too
from this angle. Seems like a mighty long front leg for Onto. However, the hind legs don't seem built for rolling dung balls.

Shady side
I can't see much detail on the shady side.

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