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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Aphodiinae
Tribus: Odontolochini
Genus: Odontolytes
Species (19): O. andamanensis – O. angusticollis – O. capitosus – O. denominatus – O. domingo – O. guayara – O. huebneri – O. iquitosae – O. landai – O. loretoensis – O. minutus – O. panamensis – O. puyoensis – O. rondoniae – O. tectipennis – O. teutoniae – O. transversaria – O. viejoae – O. waoraniae

Odontolytes Koshantschikov, 1916

Type species: Odontolytes andamanensis Koshantschikov, 1916.


Auperia Chevrolat, 1864 [synonymyzed by Krell, Dellacasa & Dellacasa, 2011]
Type species: Auperia denominata Chevrolat, 1864: 413, by indication (see Stebnicka, 2002).

Primary references

Koshantschikov W. 1916. Septieme contribution à l'etude des Aphodiini. Revue Russe d'Entomologie 16: 192–208. [original description]

Additional references

Krell, F.-T., Dellacasa, G. & Dellacasa, M. 2011. Auperia Jacquelin-Duval is a Junior Synonym of Euparia Le Peletier De Saint-Fargeau and Serville and Odontolytes Kozhantshikov is the Valid Name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Coleopterists bulletin 65(2): 173–176. DOI: 10.1649/072.065.0217 Reference page.
Stebnicka & Galante, 2007, Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 50B (2): 129–138 [1]


Schoolmeesters P. 2017. Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jul 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page. [accessed on April 14, 2017]

Odontolytes is a genus of aphodiine dung beetles in the family Scarabaeidae. There are about 19 described species in Odontolytes.[1][2][3]

These 19 species belong to the genus Odontolytes:

Odontolytes andamanensis Koshantschikov, 1916
Odontolytes angusticollis (Schmidt, 1909)
Odontolytes capitosus (Harold, 1867)
Odontolytes denominatus (Chevrolat, 1864)
Odontolytes domingo (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes guayara (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes huebneri (Petrovitz, 1970)
Odontolytes iquitosae (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes landai (Balthasar, 1963)
Odontolytes loretoensis (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes minutus (Petrovitz, 1973)
Odontolytes panamensis (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes puyoensis (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes rondoniae (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes tectipennis (Stebnicka & Skelley, 2005)
Odontolytes teutoniae (Stebnicka, 2002)
Odontolytes transversaria (Schmidt, 1909)
Odontolytes viejoae (Stebnicka & Skelley, 2005)
Odontolytes waoraniae (Stebnicka & Skelley, 2005)


"Odontolytes Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
"Odontolytes". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

"Odontolytes genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

Further reading

Krell, Frank-Thorsten; Dellacasa, Giovanni (2011). "Auperia Jacquelin-Duval is a Junior Synonym of Euparia Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau and Serville and Odontolytes Kozhantshikov is the Valid Name for Auperia sensu Stebnicka (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 65 (2): 173–176. doi:10.1649/072.065.0217. JSTOR 41314182.
Mathison, Blaine A.; Hardy, Martin; Bezdek, Aleš; Schoolmeesters, Paul (2001). "A Worldwide Checklist of the Tribes and Genera of Aegialiinae, Aphodiinae, Termitotroginae, Aulonocneminae, Scarabaeinae, and Coprinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae)". Retrieved 2019-07-02.
Ratcliffe, Brett; Jameson, Mary Liz. "Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles". Archived from the original on 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2006). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3: Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea - Byrrhoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-30914-2.

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