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Species Pseudocanthon perplexus

Pseudocanthon perplexus (LeConte) - Pseudocanthon perplexus Pseudocanthon perplexus Scarab - Pseudocanthon perplexus Dark, round beetle - Pseudocanthon perplexus Pseudocanthon perplexus 815W03 - Pseudocanthon perplexus Pseudocanthon perplexus (LeConte) - Pseudocanthon perplexus Pseudocanthon perplexus? - Pseudocanthon perplexus
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 Deltochilini
Genus Pseudocanthon
Species perplexus (Pseudocanthon perplexus)
Other Common Names
Four-toothed Dung Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudocanthon perplexus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Canthon perplexus LeConte 1847
Size
4.2-5.0 mm(1)
Identification
Clypeus quadridentate:
Range
mostly s. Great Plains, plus AZ and scattered e. US records - Map (2)

US (IN-WI*-NE to NC-FL-AZ) to n. S.Amer. (1)(3)(*BG data)
See Also
Ateuchus (clypeus bidentate)
- Range: e. US
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.