Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Melanocanthon Halffter, 1958 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini)

  • t. This paper presents a taxonomic review of the genus Melanocanthon Halffter, a group of ball-rolling (telocoprid) dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) endemic to eastern North America. The genus comprises five species, each keyed, diagnosed, illustrated and presented with information on distribution, relationships, and biology: Melanocanthon punctaticollis (Schaeffer), M. granulifer (Schmidt), M. nigricornis (Say), M. bispinatus (Robinson) and Melanocanthon vulturnus Edmonds, new species. ZooBank registration. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FA7D5D5E-CEB8-48ED-A442-74C315FCF5E4

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Author:William David EdmondsGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-731182
URL:https://centerforsystematicentomology.org/insectamundi/1014_Edmonds_2023.pdf
ISSN:1942-1354
ISSN:0749-6737
Parent Title (English):Insecta Mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (1014)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2023/10/27
Date of first Publication:2023/10/27
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/11/02
Tag:genus and species diagnoses; key to species; new species
Volume:2023
Issue:article 1014
Article Number:1014
Page Number:30
First Page:1
Last Page:28
HeBIS-PPN:516172530
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0