Oxysternon spiniferum

Oxysternon spiniferum Castelnau, 1840

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Description

Body length

8 to 14 mm

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Amazon basin periphery from French Guiana to Bolivia

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

Habitat

Rare in primary and secondary terra firme and floodplain forest up to 1050 m; in Bolivia, occasionally in humid montane forest up to 1310 m (Hamel et al 2004)

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

Trophic Strategy

Rarely to dung traps; most often captured in flight intercept traps, suggesting other, unknown feeding habits

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

Taxonomy

  • Mioxysternon curvispinum 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.
Hamel-Leigue, C. A., Herzog S. K., & Mann D. J. (2008).  Composition and species richness of a dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) community in the lower Yungas of Cordillera Mosetenes, Bolivia. Rev. Bol. Ecol. y Cons. Amb.. 23, 39-49.
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identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].