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Subfamily Scarabaeinae - Dung Beetles

Copris minutus  - Copris minutus Canthon Scarab beetle - Onthophagus taurus Tumblebug - Canthon imitator unknown beetle - Onthophagus taurus Gazelle Scarab, male? - Digitonthophagus gazella - male March-0BG.J.2012.06 - Onthophagus taurus RACA-0023 - Digitonthophagus gazella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
б,850 spp. in ~280 genera worldwide(2)
keys to MD spp. in (3)
Tribe ID detail
Works Cited
1.The taxonomic revolution of New World dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)
Cupello M., Silva F.A.B., Vaz-de-Mello F.Z. 2023. Front. Ecol. Evol. 11: 1‒42.
2.Catalogue of Life
3.Illustrated keys to the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Maryland
Nemes S.N., Price D.L. 2015. Northeastern Naturalist 22: 318‒344.