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Genus Copris

Copris fricator - female Dung Beetle - Copris minutus scarab beetle - Copris minutus Dung beetle - Copris minutus Copris arizonensis Schaeffer - Copris arizonensis Rhino beetle - Copris minutus Beetle - Copris minutus Dung Beetle - Copris
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 Coprini
Genus Copris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Geoffroy 1762
kopros (κοπρος) 'dung'
Numbers
14 spp. in our area, 28 in the New World, ~200 total(2)
Range
worldwide; more diverse in warmer climes
Remarks
they bury dung near the source(3)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Copris Müller of the Western Hemisphere (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
Matthews E.G. 1961. Entomologica Americana 41: 1-139.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.