- Coprophanaeus (Megaphanaeus) ensifer - Cerrado and Atlantic forests of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia
- Coprophanaeus (Megaphanaeus) bonariensis - Chaco and cerrado of southern Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia
- Coprophanaeus (Megaphanaeus) bellicosus - Atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil
The most similar species to Coprophanaeus lancifer is Coprophanaeus ensifer, which can be distinguished by slight differences in the shape of the horns and the surface of the wing cases.There is also usually, but not always, a clear colour difference. Coprophanaeus lancifer is blue or purple, whilst Coprophanaeus ensifer is usually green.
- very strong legs lined with teeth that help the beetle to dig burrows into the ground, and
- 2 sharp teeth on the clypeus (front of the head), which probably help the beetle to tear at the decomposing carrion and to form brood balls from it
Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
Dry weight (biomass)
1656 to 5823, mean 3693 mg
27 to 56, mean 40 mm
Widespread but locally common in terra firme forest, second growth and bamboo; occasionally in floodplain forest
Human dung, puma dung, carrion, dead invertebrates
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coprophanaeus lancifer
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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