Scarabaeoidea

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Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year.[1] Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.

Families

The following families are listed in Bouchard (2011):[2]

See also

In Peru alone, there are 1042 known species of Scarabaeoidea as of 2015. This is due to Peru’s high biodiversity and endemism.

References

  1. ^ Brett C. Ratcliffe (2002). "A checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Panama" (PDF). Zootaxa (32): 1–48.
  2. ^ Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.

Ratcliffe, B., Jameson, M., Figueroa, L., Cave, R., Paulsen, M., Cano, E., Reyes-Castillo, P. (2015). Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A Survey of the Families. Scarabaeoidea. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 88(2), 186-207.

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Scarabaeoidea: Brief Summary

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Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year. Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.

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