Calcitoryctes magnificus

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Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Dynastinae
Genus: †Calcitoryctes
Species: Calcitoryctes magnificus


Calcitoryctes magnificus Krell, 2011

  • Type locality: Laetoli Locality 2 - Zanclean terrestrial siliciclastic in the Upper Laetolil Beds Formation of Tanzania.
  • Holotype: EP 2704/00, an exoskeleton.


Primary references[edit]

  • Krell, F-T. & Schawaller, W. 2011. Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera). Pp. 535–548 in: T. Harrison (ed.): Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Volume 2: Fossil Hominines and the Associated Fauna. Springer. [original description]


  • Schoolmeesters P. 2017. Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jul 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page.  [accessed on Jun 7, 2017]