Onthophagus taurus

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Onthophagus taurus


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: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Scarabaeinae
Tribus: Onthophagini
Genus: Onthophagus
Subgenus: Onthophagus (Onthophagus)
Species: Onthophagus taurus


  • Onthophagus taurus (Schreber, 1759)


Primary references[edit]

  • Schreber, J.C.D. 1759: Novae species insectorvm. Cvm figuris aeneis coloribvs pictis. Pp. 1-20, pl. [1]. Schneider, Halae Magdebvrgicae. PDF


  • Choi, J.-H., Kijimoto, T., Snell-Rood, E., Tae, H., Yang, Y., Moczek, A.P., & Andrews, J. 2010: Gene discovery in the horned beetle Onthophagus taurus. BMC genomics, 11: 703. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-703 PDF
  • Fincher, G.T., T.B. Stewart, J.S. Hunter III. 1983. The 1981 distribution of Onthophagus gazella Fabricius from releases in Texas and Onthophagus taurus Schreber from an unknown release in Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopts. Bull. 37: 159–163.
  • Hunt, J.; Simmons, L.W. 2001: Status-dependent selection in the dimorphic beetle Onthophagus taurus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), 268 (1484): 2409–2414. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1758
  • Moczek, A.P. 1998: Horn polyphenism in the beetle Onthophagus taurus: larval diet quality and plasticity in parental investment determine adult body size and male horn morphology. Behavioral ecology, 9 (6): 636–641. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/9.6.636
  • Moczek, A.P. 1999: Facultative paternal investment in the polyphenic beetle Onthophagus taurus: the role of male morphology and social context. Behavioral ecology, 10 (6): 641–647. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/10.6.641
  • Moczek, A.P.; Emlen, D.J. 2000: Male horn dimorphism in the scarab beetle, Onthophagus taurus: do alternative reproductive tactics favour alternative phenotypes? Animal behaviour, 59 (2): 459–466. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1342
  • Adventive Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in North America: geographic ranges, diagnoses, and new distributional records.
  • A game theoretic model of kleptoparasitism with strategic arrivals and departures of beetles at dung pats.
  • The genetics of primary and secondary sexual character trade-offs in a horned beetle.
  • Effect of Density and Extra Dung on Brood Parasitism in the Dung Beetle, Onthophagus taurus.
  • Three remarkable species of Scarabaeoidea in Westhavelland.
  • Beetle horns and horned beetles: emerging models in developmental evolution and ecology.
  • Un Onthophagus taurus Schreber monstrueux (Col. Scarabaeidae).