Check List 16(4): 821-839, doi: 10.15560/16.4.821
Dung beetles (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) of the Foothills–Andean Forest strip of Villavicencio, Colombia
expand article infoJohann Stephens Cárdenas-Bautista, Jenny Andrea Parada-Alfonso, Juan E. Carvajal‑Cogollo
‡ Grupo de Investigación Biodiversidad y Conservación, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia
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The list of species associated with the Foothills-Andean Forest transition strip in the municipality of Villavicencio, Colombia is presented. This strip is characterized by a heterogeneous landscape marked by activities such as livestock and agriculture. It is composed of gallery forest relics, fragments of secondary forest and extensive open area matrices. 35 species and 17 genera were found, the description is presented with data on their distribution, ecological aspects and habitat preference, according to the abundance recorded during the study. It is compared with the distributions found in the literature and some altitude ranges are expanded. Finally, some considerations were made to improve the study and knowledge of Dung beetles fauna in Colombia.

Countryside, Llanos Orientales, Orinoquia, Biodiversity, Scarabaeinae distribution.