Saphobius edwardsi

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Saphobius edwardsi (length about 4 mm)
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: Canthonini
Genus: Saphobius
Species: Saphobius edwardsi


  • Saphobius edwardsi Sharp, 1873
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Combination(s)/spelling(s):
      • Original: Saphobius edwardsi
      • Subsequent: nil
    • Original genus: Saphobius Sharp, 1873
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: unique ('qu'un seul exemplaire')
      • Description: [adult]
      • Repository: BMNH?
    • Type locality: 'Nov.-Zealandia'



Primary references[edit]

  • Sharp, D. 1873: Description de nouveaux genres et de nouvelles espèces de coléoptères lamellicornes. Revue et magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée (3), 1(5): 262–273. BHL [first availability, see p. 266

Additional references[edit]

  • Broun, T. 1880: Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department, Wellington. BHL BUGZ [see p. 256
  • Jones, A.G.; Forgie, S.A.; Scott, D.J.; Beggs, J.R. 2012: Generalist dung attraction response in a New Zealand dung beetle that evolved with an absence of mammalian herbivores. Ecological entomology 37(2): 124–133. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01344.x Reference page