Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela. Entirely black form (subsp. nigerrimum) in Trinidad
18 - 25 mm long
Color forms vary from bright red to emerald green to entirely black
Mesic and moist forests and savannas from lowlands to 1500 m (Edmonds & Zidek 2004)
Feeds on dung and carrion
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Oxysternon festivum
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.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oxysternon festivum
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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