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Oxyataenius Dellacasa and Stebnicka 2001
Oxyataenius Dellacasa and Stebnicka 2001: 29-34.

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Scarabaeoidea
Scarabaeidae
Aphodiinae
Eupariini
 

 

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Type species. Oxyomus morosus Harold 1969: 100, by original designation.

 
 
Diagnosis. Body length 5.0 mm, elongate, oval, black, entirely setose. Head transverse, almost flat. Pronotum not explanate. Scutellum small, with 2 longitudinal punctate grooves. Elytral intervals tectiform, setose, microtreticulate; with preapical umbone. Meso- and metatibia slightly expanded, lacking apical accessory spine.
 
 
 
 
 
Distribution. Chile.
 
Composition. Oxyataenius contains a single species.                 

Oxyataenius morosus
(Harold 1869: 100) [Oxyomus], Chile.
 
 
 
Life History. Unknown.
 
Larvae. Unknown.
 

References:
Dellacasa, M. and Z. T. Stebnicka. 2001. A new genus for Oxyomus morosus Harold, 1869 (Eupariini) and redefinition of Oxyomus setosopunctatus A. Schmidt, 1911 (Aphodiini) (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Mexicana 83: 29-34.
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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