Check List 16(5): 1289-1303, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1289
New records of relictual populations of dung beetle species (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in the Atlantic Forest of the Brazilian Northeast
expand article infoJosival Francisco Araújo, Fernando Augusto Barbosa Silva§, Rita de Cássia de Moura
‡ Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil
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The diversity of dung beetles is still underestimated in northeastern Brazil. Recent collections have revealed new records of the following species: Canthon histrio (Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828), Coprophanaeus acrisius (MacLeay, 1819), Coprophanaeus dardanus (MacLeay, 1819), Deltochilum alpercata Silva et al., 2015, Deltochilum brasiliense (Castelnau, 1840), Dichotomius gilletti Valois et al., 2017, Dichotomius iannuzziae Valois et al., 2017, Eurysternus calligrammus Dalman, 1824, Eurysternus parallelus Castelnau, 1840, Oxysternon silenus Castelnau, 1840, and Phanaeus splendidulus (Fabricius, 1781). These records are discussed in light of the known biogeography of each species.

Faunistic inventories, geographical distribution, Scarabaeinae, species conservation