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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Dynastinae
Tribus: Cyclocephalini
Genus: Ancognatha
Subgenera: Pseudoancognatha

Species (22): A. atacazo – A. aymara – A. castanea – A. corcuerai – A. erythrodera – A. gracilis – A. horrida – A. humeralis – A. hyltonscottae – A. jamesoni – A. lutea – A. manca – A. matilei – A. nigriventris – A. quadripunctata – A. rugulosa – A. scarabaeoides – A. sellata – A. ustulata – A. veliae – A. vexans – A. vulgaris

Ancognatha Erichson, 1847: 97

Type species:

Ancognatha vulgaris 2

Ancognatha vulgaris


Erichson, W.F. 1847. Conspectus insectorum coleopterorum quae in Republica Peruana observata sunt. Archiv fur Naturgeschichte 13(1–2): 67–185. BHL Reference page. [original description: p. 97]
Pardo-Locarno, L.C.; Gonzalez, R.; Montoya-Lerma, J. 2006: Description of a new species and new country records of Ancognatha Erichson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from Colombia. Zootaxa 1139: 63–68. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.1139.1.5 Paywall. Reference page.


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 Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858. Reference page. [accessed on Jun 5, 2017]

Ancognatha is a genus of rhinoceros beetles in the family Scarabaeidae. There are more than 20 described species in Ancognatha.[1][2][3]


These 22 species belong to the genus Ancognatha:

Ancognatha atacazo (Kirsch, 1885)
Ancognatha aymara Mondaca, 2016
Ancognatha castanea Erichson, 1847
Ancognatha corcuerai Figueroa & Ratcliffe, 2016
Ancognatha erythrodera (Blanchard, 1846)
Ancognatha gracilis Endrödi, 1966
Ancognatha horrida Endrödi, 1967
Ancognatha humeralis (Burmeister, 1847)
Ancognatha hyltonscottae Martinez, 1965
Ancognatha jamesoni Murray, 1857
Ancognatha lutea Erichson, 1847
Ancognatha manca (LeConte, 1866)
Ancognatha matilei Dechambre, 2000
Ancognatha nigriventris Otoya, 1945
Ancognatha quadripunctata Bates, 1888
Ancognatha rugulosa Endrödi, 1966
Ancognatha scarabaeoides Erichson, 1847
Ancognatha sellata Arrow, 1911
Ancognatha ustulata (Burmeister, 1847)
Ancognatha veliae Pardo-Locarno, Gonzalez & Montoya-Lerma, 2006
Ancognatha vexans Ratcliffe, 1992
Ancognatha vulgaris Arrow, 1911


"Ancognatha Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
"Ancognatha". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-24.

"Ancognatha genus Information". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

Further reading

Moore, Matthew R.; Cave, Ronald D.; Branham, Marc A. (2018). "Annotated catalog and bibliography of the cyclocephaline scarab beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Cyclocephalini)". ZooKeys (745): 101–378. doi:10.3897/zookeys.745.23685. PMC 5904534. PMID 29670449.
Hardy, A. (1991). "Family: Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae" (PDF). A Catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. USDA Agriculture Handbook. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
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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