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Species Aphodius bottimeri

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Classification
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 Aphodiini
Genus Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Oscarinus)
Species bottimeri (Aphodius bottimeri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphodius (Oscarinus) bottimeri Cartwright
Orig. Comb: Aphodius bottimeri Cartwright, 1957
Syn: Oscarinus bottimeri (Cartwright)
Explanation of Names
L. J. Bottimer coll'ed the type series in c. TX betw. 1947 and 1955. (1)
Size
2.0-2.2 mm (Cartwright 1957)
Identification
Four sharp, prominent clypeal teeth easily distinguish this sp. (1)
Range
Endemic to the Edwards Plateau of c. TX (Bexar, Edwards, Gillespie and Kerr counties.) (2)
Season
Feb-Apr, Oct (1)
Life Cycle
Type series, 46 spmns, coll'ed at deer droppings, save one at cow dung. (1)
Remarks
Type Locality: Camp Stanley (Bexar County, TX), 22 March 1947.
Print References
Cartwright, O.L. 1957. Three new American Aphodius with notes and a key to related species (Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 11(3/4): 55-61. (1)
Works Cited
1.Three new American Aphodius with notes and a key to related species (Scarabaeidae).
Cartwright, O.L. 1957. The Coleopterists Bulletin 11(3/4): 55-61.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.