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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
Tribus: Dynastini
Genus: Dynastes
Species (7): D. grantii – D. hercules – D. hyllus – D. maya – D. neptunus – D. satanas – D. tityus


Dynastes MacLeay, 1819

  • Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by ICZN (2014)
  • Gender: Masculine
  • Type species: Scarabaeus hercules Linnaeus, 1758
    • Fixation: Designated by Kirby (1825)


Primary references[edit]

  • MacLeay, W.S. 1819: Horae Entomologicae: or essays on the annulose animals. Volume I, Part I. S.Bagster, London. [not seen]

Selected references[edit]

  • Iannacone-Oliver, J.; Soras-Vega, A. 2012: Dynastes (Macleay, 1819): distribución, lista de especies para Sudamérica y Crianza en Cautiverio. Scientia, 12(12): 81–103. PDF
  • Kirby, W. 1825: A description of such genera and species of insects, as alluded to in the "Introduction to Entomology" of Messrs. Kirby and Spence, as appear not to have been before sufficiently noticed or described. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 14: 563–572. Internet Archive
  • Ratcliffe, B. C., R. D. Cave, and E. Cano. 2013. The dynastine scarab beetles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 27: 1–666.

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