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Taxonomy of Phanaeus revisited: Revised keys to and comments on species of the New World dung beetle genus Phanaeus.
By Edmonds, W.D. and J. Zídek,
Insecta Mundi 0274: 1-108., 2012
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Edmonds, W.D. and J. Zídek. 2012. Taxonomy of Phanaeus revisited: Revised keys to and comments on species of the New World dung beetle genus Phanaeus MacLeay, 1819 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini). Insecta Mundi 0274: 1-108.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to reassess the taxonomy of Phanaeus MacLeay (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to accommodate new taxa and changes in taxonomic opinion since the publication of Edmonds’ 1994 revision of the genus. The two subgenera and 13 species groups established by Edmonds (1994) remain unchanged. A revised set of keys with accompanying comments and illustrations separates 54 recognized valid species. Seven recently described valid species are incorporated into the revised classification:

Systematic position and review of Deinopteroloma Jansson, 1946, with descriptions of four new species (Coleoptera, Silphidae...
By A. Smetana
Systematic Entomology 10: 471-499., 1985
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.1985.tb00153.x

Looking at Deinopteroloma species (Staphylinidae) in Moore (1), those sp. are put into a new genus Mathrilaeum (see p. 53). In this more recent key by Smetana in 1985 (p. 478), he moved the species into the older genus Deinopteroloma and synonymized Mathrilaeum with it.

Notes on the Nearctic Anthophagini with a Key to the Genera (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
By Ian Moore
Coleopterists Bulletin 20 (2): 47-56. (June) , 1966
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3999139

Looking at Deinopteroloma species (Staphylinidae) in Moore (1), those sp. are put into a new genus Mathrilaeum (see p. 53). In this more recent key by Smetana in 1985 (p. 478), he moved the species into the older genus Deinopteroloma and synonymized Mathrilaeum with it.

American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
By Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.)
CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 2002
The new standard for North American Beetles, replaces the older Arnett volume. Keys, descriptions and figures to genus.

American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
By Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.)
CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 2000
The new standard for North American Beetles, replaces the older Arnett volume. Keys, descriptions and figures to genus.

Revision of Phanaeus MacLeay, A New World genus of scarabaeine dung beetles
By Edmonds, W.D. 1994
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Contributions to Science 443, 1994
Beautifully illustrated revision of this very popular group

The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
By Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett
The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL, 1996
The best book available for the NE fauna. Some of the nomenclature is out of date - seems to be changing very quickly these days.

Two austral dung beetles new to the Virginia fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
By Roble S.M., Hoffman R.L.
Banisteria 37: 30‒33, 2011

 
 
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