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Subfamily Scarabaeinae Latreille 1802 (scarab beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 70043

Synonym: Onthophagus spitsbergeniensis Krell 2010 [nomen dubium] (taxon 208722)

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes, Tome Troisième 1-467

Parent taxon: Scarabaeidae according to S. Tarasov et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aclopinae, Aegialiinae, Allidiostomatinae, Aphodiinae, Aulonocneminae, Caccobius, Canthon, Cetoniinae, Coprophaginae, Cretoscarabaeinae, Deltochilum, Diapterna, Dynamopodinae, Dynastinae, Electrorubesopsinae, Lachnosterna, Liothorax, Melolonthinae, Mesydra, Orphninae, Pachypodinae, Phaenomeridinae, Phalops, Prototroginae, Rutelinae, Triodonta

Subtaxa: Anachalcos, Ateuchini, Canthochilum, Coprini, Gymnopleurini, Heliocopris, Metacatharsius, Oniticellini, Onitini, Onthophagini, Phanaeini, Scarabaeini

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Type: Scarabaeus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer