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Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Ochodaeidae
Subfamilia: Ochodaeinae
Genus: Cucochodaeus
Species: C. sparsus


Cucochodaeus Paulsen, 2007: 9, fig. 1

  • Etymology: Cucochodaeus (cuc-, shortened from cucullus Latin = hood + Ochodaeus). The generic name, gender masculine, denotes the hoodlike pronotum that reaches the eyes and also projects more strongly above the head than in other Nearctic genera.


  • Paulsen, M.J. 2007: Nomenclatural changes in the Nearctic Ochodaeinae and description of two new genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae). Insecta mundi 0021: 1–13. PDFReference page.  [original description: p. 9, fig. 1]