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Onthophagus

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Gazella scarab (Onthophagus gazella) males; note variation in horn size

Onthophagus is a genus of dung beetles in the Onthophagini tribe of the wider scarab beetle family, Scarabaeidae.[2] It is the most species-rich and widespread genus in the subfamily Scarabaeinae (the 'true' dung beetles), with a global distribution.

Etymology

The Genus name derives from the Greek onthos, meaning dung, and phagos, meaning eater.[3]

Taxonomy

This genus includes more than 20 subgenera and over 2,100 species.[1][4][5] Some of the subgenera (including Proagoderus, Diastellopalpus, Digitonthophagus, Strandius, and Euonthophagus) are now widely recognized as genera.[6]

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Onthophagus: Brief Summary

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" Gazella scarab (Onthophagus gazella) males; note variation in horn size

Onthophagus is a genus of dung beetles in the Onthophagini tribe of the wider scarab beetle family, Scarabaeidae. It is the most species-rich and widespread genus in the subfamily Scarabaeinae (the 'true' dung beetles), with a global distribution.

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