Revision and phylogeny of the dung beetle genus Zonocopris Arrow 1932 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), a phoretic of land snails

  title={Revision and phylogeny of the dung beetle genus Zonocopris Arrow 1932 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), a phoretic of land snails},
  author={Fernando Zagury Vaz-de-Mello},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={231 - 239}
  • F. Vaz-de-Mello
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Biology
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Abstract A revision of the Neotropical genus Zonocopris is presented. This genus consists of two species, Z. gibbicollis (Harold 1868), distributed in Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil and Z. machadoi n. sp., from Paraguay and Brazil. Based on morphological data, a phylogenetic analysis of the relationships of the genus Zonocopris found it to be closely related to Cryptocanthon, Paracryptocanthon and Bdelyrus. Brief comments are made on the behaviour of Zonocopris and its association with… Expand
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