Erichius femoralis

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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
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Lucanidae
Subfamilia: Lucaninae
Tribus: Sclerostomini
Genus: Erichius
Species: Erichius femoralis


  • Erichius femoralis (Guérin-Méneville, 1839)
    • Original combination: Dorcus femoralis
    • Current combination authority: Paulsen, 2010
    • Combination: Pycnosiphorus femoralis
    • Primary type: lectotype
      • Fixation: designated by Paulsen (2010)


  • Dorcus rufifemoralis Curtis, 1845
  • Lucanus rubripes Hope in Westwood, 1845
  • Dorcus pallidocinctus Fairmaire & Germain, 1861
    • Authority for synonymy: Paulsen, 2010
    • Primary type: neotype
      • Fixation: designated by Paulsen (2010)


  • Cekalovic R., T. 1982: Larval and pupal description of Pycnosiphorus femoralis (Guerin, 1839). (Coleoptera, Lucanidae). Bol. Soc. Biol. De Concepcion, Chile, 53: 33–40. PDF
  • Paulsen, M.J. 2010: The stag beetles of southern South America (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Bulletin of University of Nebraska State Museum, 24: 1–148. abstract only seen
  • Hope, F.W. & Westwood, J.O. 1845. A catalogue of the lucanoid Coleoptera in the collection of the Rev. F. W. Hope together with descriptions of the new species therein contained. J.C. Bridgewater, London. 31 pp. BUGZ. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: magellanic flightless stag beetle