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Genus Odontolytes

Auperia denominata (Chevrolat) - Odontolytes denominatus Auperia denominata (Chevrolat) - Odontolytes denominatus
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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Eupariini
Genus Odontolytes
Explanation of Names
Odontolytes Koshantschikov 1916
A single species in our area, 19 total(1)
so. US (FL, TX) to South America & West Indies(2)
Print References
Krell F.-T., Dellacasa G., Dellacasa M. (2011) Auperia Jacquelin-Duval is a junior synonym of Euparia Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau and Serville and Odontolytes Kozhantshikov is the valid name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Coleop. Bull. 65(2):173-176