Coprophanaeus lancifer

Coprophanaeus lancifer Linnaeus, 1767

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Description

Body length

27 to 56, mean 40 mm

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Dry weight (biomass)

1656 to 5823, mean 3693 mg

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Habitat

Widespread but locally common in terra firme forest, second growth and bamboo; occasionally in floodplain forest

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Trophic Strategy

Human dung, puma dung, carrion, dead invertebrates

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Taxonomy

  • Megaphanaeus septentrionalis PESSOA, 1934 (synonym)
  • Scarabaeus lancifer Linnaeus, 1767 (synonym)

References

Arnaud, P. (2002).  Les coleopteres du monde. Volume 28: Phanaeini. 151. Canterbury: Hillside Books.
Hamel-Leigue, A. C., Herzog S. K., Mann D. J., Larsen T. H., Gill B. D., Edmonds W. D., et al. (2009).  Distribution and natural history of the dung beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Bolivia. Kempffiana. 5, 43-95.
Larsen, T. H., & Forsyth A. (Submitted).  Dung Beetles of the Upper Amazon. [Book about the ecology, natural history, distribution, identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].