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Genus Aphonus

Scarab - Aphonus Aphonus texanus Gill & Howden - Aphonus texanus Aphonus densicauda Casey - Aphonus densicauda - male Aphonus Rhinoceros Beetle - Aphonus castaneus - female Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright - Aphonus brevicruris beetle  - Aphonus 9050436 Melol - Aphonus
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Pentodontini
Genus Aphonus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Aphonus LeConte 1856
6 spp. in our area, 8 total(2)
Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright 1944
Aphonus castaneus (Melsheimer 1846)
Aphonus densicauda Casey 1915
Aphonus texanus Gill & Howden 1985
Aphonus tridentatus (Say 1823)
Aphonus variolosus (LeConte 1847)
Clypeus with tridentate carina; anterior tibia emarginations between external teeth shallowly indicated, especially two apical teeth.
e. NA (QC-ON to FL-TX)(2)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.A Review of the North American Genus Aphonus Leconte (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
B. D. Gill and H. F. Howden. 1985. The Coleopterists Bulletin 39(2): 119-129.
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.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida