Oxysternon palaemon

Oxysternon palaemon CASTELNAU, 1840

Languages: English

Description

Body length

10 to 21, mean 14.3 mm

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Central Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northern Paraguay

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

Habitat

Common in cerrado, savanna and woodland from lowlands up to 1200 m; less abundant in dry forest

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

Trophic Strategy

Dung

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

Taxonomy

  • Oxysternon palaemon Olsoufieff, 1924 (synonym)
  • Oxysternon palemo Castelnau, 1840 (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., & 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identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].