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Overview

Distribution

Costa Rica to Bolivia

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Source: Scarabaeinae dung beetles

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Physical Description

Size

Dry weight (biomass)

79 mg

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Body length

12 to 19, mean 16.8 mm

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Ecology

Habitat

Very widespread and fairly common in lowland floodplain forest, river-edge forest and Mauritia palm swamp; less abundant but still fairly common in cerrado, primary and secondary terra firme forest and bamboo up to 1150 m. In Bolivia, reported also from cerrado, semideciduous forest and low Chaco palm forest (Hamel et al 2009). Reported up to 3000 m (Edmonds 2004), but records doubtful

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Trophic Strategy

Dung, less often to carrion

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Oxysternon silenus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

TCC------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TTAATATTAGGTGCACCTGATATAGCATTTCCCCGTATAAATAATATAAGATTTTGACTTCTACCACCATCATTAACATTACTATTAATAAGAAGAATAGTTGAAAATGGTGCTGGTACTGGTTGAACAGTTTATCCTCCATTATCTGCTAATATTGCTCATAATGGTGCTTCTGTAGATTTA---GCTATTTTTAGATTACATTTAGCAGGTATTTCATCAATTCTAGGAGCTATTAATTTCATTACAACTGTTATTAATATACGATCAACTGGAATAACTTTTGATCGAATACCTTTATTTGCATGAGCTGTTGCACTTACTGCTCTACTACTATTACTATCATTACCTGTATTAGCAGGA---GCTATTACTATACTTTTAACAGATCGAAATTTAAATACATCATTTTTCGATCCTATTGGAGGTGGGGATCCTATTTTATATCAACATTTATTTTGA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oxysternon silenus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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