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Overview

Distribution

Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela. Entirely black form (subsp. nigerrimum) in Trinidad

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Physical Description

Size

Body length

18 - 25 mm long

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Diagnostic Description

Color forms vary from bright red to emerald green to entirely black

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Look Alikes

O. conspicillatum has metallic green femora

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Ecology

Habitat

Mesic and moist forests and savannas from lowlands to 1500 m (Edmonds & Zidek 2004)

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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on dung and carrion

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Oxysternon festivum

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the 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.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

AATTGATTAGTTCCCTTAATA---TTAGGAGCTCCTGATATAGCATTYCCTCGTATAAATAATATAAGATTTTGACTTTTACCACCTTCACTAACATTATTATTAATAAGAAGAATAGTAGAAAAYGGCGCTGGTACTGGTTGAACAGTATACCCTCCTTTATCAGCTAATATTGCGCATAGTGGTGCTTCAGTAGATTTA---GCTATTTTTAGATTACATCTAGCTGGTATTTCATCAATTTTAGGTGCAATTAATTTTATTACAACTGTAATTAATATACGATCAACAGGAATAACATTTGACCGTATACCTTTATTTGCATGAGCAGTTGTTCTTACAGCATTATTATTATTATTATCTTTACCAGTTCTAGCAGGT---GCAATCACAATACTTTTAACAGATCGAAATTTAAATACATCTTTCTTTGATCCTGTAGGAGGTGGAGACCCAATTTTATACCAACATTTATTTTGATTTTTTGGACATCCTGAAGTATATATTTTAATTTTACCTGGA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oxysternon festivum

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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