Oxysternon conspicillatum

Oxysternon conspicillatum Weber, 1801

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Description

Body length

16 to 31, mean 23.7 mm

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
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Dry weight (biomass)

424 to 1123, mean 697 mg

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Western Amazonia from Venezuela to Bolivia, and north into Panama

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
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Habitat

Very widespread and fairly common in lowland primary and secondary terra firme forest and bamboo up to 1150 m (occasionally up to 1500 m but reports from 3000 m (Edmonds 2004) are doubtful); uncommon in floodplain forest where it appears to be replaced by closely related Oxysternon lautum and uncommon in gallery forest and dry forest

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

Trophic Strategy

Dung, occasionally carrion

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

Taxonomy

  • Oxysternon oberthuri Olsoufieff 1924 (synonym)

References

Arnaud, P. (2002).  Les coleopteres du monde. Volume 28: Phanaeini. 151. Canterbury: Hillside Books.
Edmonds, W. D., & Zidek J. (2004).  Revision of the Neotropical dung beetle genus Oxysternon (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini). Folia Heyrovskyana Supplementum. 11, 1-58.
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. (2004).  Dung beetles / escarabajos peloteros. (VriesendorpC., Rivera ChavezL., MoskovitsD., ShoplandJ., Ed.).Peru: Megantoni. Rapid Biological Inventories Report. Report 15, 77-84, 185-192. Chicago, Illinois: The Field Museum.
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identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].
Spector, S., & Ayzama S. (2003).  Rapid turnover and edge effects in dung beetle assemblages (Scarabaeidae) at a Bolivian Neotropical forest-savanna ecotone. Biotropica. 35, 394-404. Abstract