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Photo#483325
cow carcass hydrophilid - Cercyon

cow carcass hydrophilid - Cercyon
Anthony Chabot Park, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
December 27, 2010
Size: 3mm
Cercyon? I didn't get any ventral shots. Beetle was found on a cow carcass.

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cow carcass hydrophilid - Cercyon cow carcass hydrophilid - Cercyon

Moved

has to be a Cercyon
alerting Tim

 
Cercyon is correct
However species ID is for the most part (w/ exceptions) extremely difficult without a view of the ventral surface. If I have to guess, this might be a dark form of Cercyon limbatus, a widespread Pacific coast species, but don't take it as a serious ID.

 
Cercyon carnemuertophilum
...

 
Ha!
I actually tried to google the name you came up with...turns out you may be first one to coin it! ;-)

 
ventral view
I should have thought to get a ventral shot because I've photographed this genus before... oh well.

And I had googled Blaine's name too before realizing it was maybe not a real name. It's a good name though!

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