Platycerus caraboides

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Platycerus caraboides


Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Lucanidae
Subfamilia: Lucaninae
Tribus: Platycerini
Genus: Platycerus
Species: Platycerus caraboides
Subspecies: P. c. caerulosus – P. c. caraboides




  • Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio Decima, Reformata. Tomus I. Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm. 824 pp. doi: 10.5962/bhl.title.542 [first availability: page 354] reference page 

cited sources[edit]

  • ICZN 1994: OPINION 1754. Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris (Geoffroy, 1762): some generic names conserved (Crustacea, Insecta). Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 51: 58-70. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BHL BioStor

additional references[edit]

  • Benesh, B. 1946: A systematic revision of the Holarctic genus Platycerus Geoffroy (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 72: 139-202, plates IV-IX.
  • Fabricius, J.C. 1775: Systema Entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species... Flensburgh and Leipzig, Library Kortii. Internet Archive Biodiversity Heritage Library


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Kleiner Rehschröter
lietuvių: Žygiškasis elniavabalis
magyar: Kis fémesszarvasbogár
Nederlands: Blauw vliegend hert
日本語: ヨーロッパコルリクワガタ
русский: Рогач синий
svenska: Blåoxe
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