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Scarabaeus cancer (Arrow, 1919)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mnematium cancer Arrow, 1919


Conservation Status




Kuando Kubango Province, Angola












Original scientific description:

Arrow, G. J. (1919). A remarkable new ball-rolling beetle (Family Scarabaeidae): The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology. London 9(3): 433-435.


Other references:


Boucomont A. 1925. Mission Rohan-Chabot sous les auspices du Ministere de I'lnstruction Publique et de la Societe de Geographie. Histoire Naturelle 4(3): 1-198.

Harrison J.G. & Philips T.K. 2003. Phylogeny of Scarabaeus (Pachysoma MacLeay) stat. nov., and related flightless Scarabaeini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 40: 47-71.

Harrison J.G., Scholtz C.H. & Chown S.L. 2003. A revision of the endemic south-western African dung beetle subgenus Scarabaeus (Pachysoma) MacLeay, including notes on other flightless Scarabaeini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of Natural History 37: 305-355.

Holm E. & Scholtz C.H. 1979. A revision of the genus Pachysoma M'Leay with an evaluation of the subtribe Pachysomina Ferreira and its genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 42(2): 225-244.

Mostert L.E. & Holm E. 1982. Notes on the flightless Scarabaeina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) with a description of a new species. Cimbebasia (A), 5: 273-284.

Mostert L.E. & Scholtz C.H. 1986. Systematics of the subtribe Scarabaeina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, Entomology Memoir No. 65: 1-25.

Zídek, Jiři and Pokorný, Svatopluk. (2008). Illustrated keys to Palearctic Scarabaeus Linné (Scarabaeidae). animma.x 27: 1-28.


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