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Tribe Onthophagini

Color , size variation - Onthophagus nuchicornis - female Dung Beetle - Onthophagus hecate Small Black and Brown Dung Beetle - Onthophagus nuchicornis - female Scarabaeidae - Onthophagus Gazelle Scarab, male? - Digitonthophagus gazella - male Gazelle Scarab, male? - Digitonthophagus gazella - male Shiny Dung-lover - Digitonthophagus gazella - male Scooped Scarab (Onthophagus hecate hecate)? - Onthophagus hecate - male - female
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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Explanation of Names
Onthophagini Burmeister 1846
Numbers
~30 genera, mostly African(1)(2); in our area, a single native genus (Onthophagus) with 34 spp. + one adventive sp. of Digitonthophagus(3)
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.Phylogenetic analyses reveal reliable morphological markers to classify mega-diversity in Onthophagini dung beetles...
Tarasov S.I., Solodovnikov A.Y. 2011. Cladistics 27(5): 490–528.
3.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.