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A review of the Onthophagus posticus-group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Australian dung beetles with five new species

Title

A review of the Onthophagus posticus-group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Australian dung beetles with five new species (1449 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Monteith, G.B. & Storey, R.I.

Citation

Monteith, G.B. & Storey, R.I. 2013 10 10: A review of the Onthophagus posticus-group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Australian dung beetles with five new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 55–72. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-08

Accepted 4 July 2013
Published online 10 October 2013
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-08

Keywords Onthophagus posticus, dung beetles, new species, Australia

Abstract

Five new species of the scarabaeine dung beetle genus Onthophagus Latreille 1802, are described in the Onthophagus posticus-group, from Queensland and New South
Wales, Australia: O. dryander sp. nov., O. leichhardti sp. nov., O. murgon sp. nov., O. penedwardsae sp. nov. and O. toopi sp. nov. New distribution information is given
for the other members the species group and the ranges of all species are mapped. A revised key is given to the twelve species now known in the species group.