n African Entomology - Systematics of South African forest-endemic dung beetles: new genera and species of small Canthonini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Study of very small dung beetles, less than 5 mm long, belonging to the tribe Canthonini from Afrotemperate forests in South Africa revealed four new genera, three monotypic and one with two new species, and one new species of Peckolus Scholtz & Howden. We describe the new taxa here. They are: gen et sp. n., gen et sp. n., gen et sp. n., gen. n. with new species sp. n. and sp. n., and sp. n. We provide an updated key to all the African genera in the tribe Canthonini and keys to the species in the genera and .

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