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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: Pentodontini
Genus: Dasygnathus
Species (4): D. blattocomes – D. dejeani – D. globosus – D. trituberculatus

In synonymy (9): D. australis – D. curtus – D. hospes – D. impotens – D. inermis – D. ixion – D. major – D. mastersi – D. recticornis

Dasygnathus Macleay, 1819: 141

Type species: Dasygnathus dejeani Macleay, 1819 by monotypy.

Primary references

Macleay, W.S. 1819. Horae entomologicae: or essays on the annulose animals. Containing geneal observations on the geography, manners, and natural affinities of the Insects which compose the genus Scarabaeus of Linnaeus; to which are added a few incidental remarks on the genera Lucanus and Hister of the same author. With an appendix and plates. Vol. 1. Part 1. London: S. Bagster, xxx + [2] + 160 pp., 3 pls. BHL Reference page. [original description: p. 141]

Additional references

Carne, P.B. 1957. A revision of the ruteline genus Anoplognathus Leach (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Australian journal of zoology 5(1): 88–144. DOI: 10.1071/ZO9570088. Reference page. [see p. 102]


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 10, 2017]

Dasygnathus is a genus of large scarab beetles found in Australia.[1][2]


Dasygnathus blattocomes
Dasygnathus dejeani[3]
Dasygnathus globosus
Dasygnathus trituberculatus


Carne, P.B. 1957: Systematic revision of the Australian Dynastinae. Melbourne: Division of Entomology Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia.
Carne, P.B. 1978: Dasygnathus blattocomes sp. n. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 17(1): 91-93. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1978.tb01749.x
Macleay, W.S. 1819: Horae Entomologicae: or essays on the Annulose animals. London: S. Bagster. Vol. I Pt 1. [141]

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