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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: Scarabaeinae
Tribus: Onthophagini
Genus: Digitonthophagus
Species (2): D. aksumensis – D. biflagellatus – D. bonasus – D. dilatatus – D. eucatta – D. falciger – D. fimator – D. gazella – D. namaquensis – D. petilus – D. sahelicus – D. uks – D. ulcerosus – D. viridicollis


Digitonthophagus Balthasar, 1959


  • Onthophagus (Digitonthophagus)


Primary references[edit]

  • Balthasar 1959 Acta ent. Mus. natn. Pragae 33: 464.

Additional references[edit]

  • Fabricius, J.C. 1775: Systema Entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species... Flensburgh and Leipzig, Library Kortii. Internet Archive BHL
  • Génier, F. & Moretto, P. 2017. Digitonthophagus Balthasar, 1959: taxonomy, systematics, and morphological phylogeny of the genus revealing an African species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Zootaxa 4248(1): 1–110. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4248.1.1. Full article (PDF) ISBN 978-1-77670-112-4 (paperback); ISBN 978-1-77670-113-1 (Online edition). Reference page
  • Noriega-A., J.A. 2002: First report of the presence of the genus Digitonthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Colombia. Caldasia, 24 (1): 213–215. PDF
  • Tarasov, S.I.; Kabakov, O.N. 2010: Two new species of Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Indochina, with a discussion of some problems with the classification of Serrophorus and similar subgenera. Zootaxa, 2344: 17–28. Preview PDF


  • 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 www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page.  [accessed on March 27, 2017]