Three new species, a synonymy and taxonomic notes on southern African members of the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. Linnaeus, 1758 and Escarabaeus Zídek & Pokorný, 2011 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)

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dc.contributor.author Deschodt, Christian M.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Adrian L.V.
dc.contributor.author Scholtz, Clarke H.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-25T06:54:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract Three new species are described in the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. L., 1758, and Escarabaeus Zídek & Pokorný, 2011. Two comprise, Scarabaeus karae sp. nov. and Escarabaeus remii sp. nov. and are novelties. The third comprises Scarabaeus geminogalenus sp. nov., which describes a new species previously misidentified by Péringuey in 1901 and involved in a false synonymy by Janssens (1940). Notes are provided on the type specimen of Scarabaeus galenus. A close relative, Scarabaeus vicinus is recorded for the first time. Scarabaeus natalensis is synonymized with Scarabaeus basuto. Relationships and validity of a further five species are discussed: Scarabaeus convexus with S. spretus and S. rusticus; S. ebenus with S. interstitialis. The type specimen of Scarabaeus rixosus is also discussed galenus. Distribution maps are provided for the new species and those in the S. galenus species complex. en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-06-30
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Christian M. Deschodt, Adrian L. V. Davis & Clarke H. Scholtz (2017) Three new species, a synonymy and taxonomic notes on southern African members of the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. Linnaeus, 1758 and Escarabaeus Zídek & Pokorný, 2011 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Journal of Natural History, 51:5-6, 299-316, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2016.1261949. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2933 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1464-5262 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/00222933.2016.1261949
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/58613
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Natural History, vol. 51, no. 5-6, pp. 299-316, 2017. doi : 10.1080/00222933.2016.1261949, is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/tnah20. en_ZA
dc.subject Endemic en_ZA
dc.subject Scarabaeidae en_ZA
dc.subject New species en_ZA
dc.subject Lost species found en_ZA
dc.subject New synonymy en_ZA
dc.title Three new species, a synonymy and taxonomic notes on southern African members of the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. Linnaeus, 1758 and Escarabaeus Zídek & Pokorný, 2011 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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