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Subfamily Geotrupinae

Geotrupes stercorarius Geotrupes Geotrupes b. blackcurnii ? - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes splendidulus - Geotrupes Geotrupes sp.  - Geotrupes another Geotrupes - Geotrupes blackburnii - male Geotrupes sp? - Geotrupes splendidus deepdigger - Peltotrupes youngi
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Geotrupinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nearctic fauna treated in(1)
17 spp. in 4 genera in our area (Geotrupes, 9 spp., NA except far west; Mycotrupes, 5 spp., se. US; Peltotrupes, 2 spp., FL; Ceratophyus, a single species, CA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae, with revisions of the genera....
H.F. Howden. 1955. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 104(3342): 151-319, plates 1-18.