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Pseudopodotenus G. Dellacasa 1992
Pseudopodotenus G. Dellacasa 1992: 152

 
Pseudopodotenus fulviventris
(Fairmaire and Germian
)
Photo by P. Skelley.
Classification
Superfamily.....
Family........... Subfamily......
Tribe.............
Scarabaeoidea
Scarabaeidae
Aphodiinae
Aphodiini
 

 

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Type species. Aphodius fulviventris Fairmaire and Germain 1860: 268, by original designation.

 
 
Diagnosis. Body length 8-11 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, flattened; black with yellowish-orange abdomen, dorsally dulled. Head flat, lacking frontal tubercles. Clypeal margin evenly rounded. Pronotum with sides rounded; base angled at sides. Elytra with all intervals equally developed, lacking tubercles or setae; apical umbone present. Male protibia distinctly bidentate, female distinctly tridentate. Metatibial apical spinules long, unequal in length.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distribution. Southern South America.
 
Composition. Pseudopodotenus contains a single species.

Pseudopodotenus fulviventris
(Fairmaire and Germian 1860: 268) [Aphodius], Chile.
 
 
 
 
Life History. Verbal collecting accounts indicate adults may be surface dung generalists.
 
 
Larvae. Unknown.
 

References:
Dellacasa, G. 1992. On some little known species of Aphodius from Australia and South America with description of a new subgenus. Frustula Entomologica [1990] 26: 145-158.
Smith, A. B. T., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80. [http: //www.museum.unl.edu/research/entomology/platycoeliams.htm]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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