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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: Scarabaeinae
Tribus: Gymnopleurini
Genus: Garreta
Species (26): G. australugens – G. basilewskyi – G. caffer – G. crenulatus – G. dejeani – G. diffinis – G. fastiditus – G. gilleti – G. laetus – G. lugens – G. malleolus – G. matabelensis – G. mombelgi – G. morosus – G. mundus – G. namalugens – G. nitens – G. nyassicus – G. opacus – G. ruficornis – G. rutilans – G. smaragdifer – G. sumptuosus – G. sylvestris – G. unicolor – G. wahlbergi

Garreta Janssens, 1940

Type species:

Garreta nitens Olivier, 1789 (2937640395)

Garreta nitens

Primary references

Janssens 1940 Mém. Mus. Hist. nat. Belg., (2) 16, 22.
Davis, A.L.V. & Deschodt, C.M. 2018. Two new species of Garreta Janssens, 1940 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from Southern Africa. Zootaxa 4450(2): 242–248. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4450.2.4 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 March 27, 2017]

Garreta is a genus of dung beetles (subfamily Scarabaeinae) in the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae).[2][3][4] There are more than 20 described species;[5] most are African and some are from Asia.[6] They are generally found in fairly moist habitats (forest, moist savanna and upland grassland).[6]

All species are ball-rolling dung beetles.

Garreta australugens Davis & Deschodt, 2018
Garreta azureus (Fabricius, 1801)
Garreta basilewskyi (Balthasar, 1964)
Garreta bechynei Pokorny & Zidek, 2018
Garreta caffer (Fahraeus, 1857)
Garreta crenulatus (Kolbe, 1895)
Garreta dejeani (Castelnau, 1840)
Garreta diffinis (Waterhouse, 1890)
Garreta fastiditus (Harold, 1867)
Garreta gilleti (Garreta, 1914)
Garreta laetus (Hope, 1842)
Garreta lugens (Fairmaire, 1891)
Garreta malleolus (Kolbe, 1895)
Garreta matabelensis (Janssens, 1938)
Garreta mombelgi (Boucomont, 1929)
Garreta morosus (Fairmaire, 1886)
Garreta mundus (Wiedemann, 1819)
Garreta namalugens Davis & Deschodt, 2018
Garreta nitens (Olivier, 1789)
Garreta nyassicus (Kolbe, 1897)
Garreta opacus (Redtenbacher, 1848)
Garreta ruficornis (Motschulsky, 1854)
Garreta rutilans (Castelnau, 1840)
Garreta smaragdifer (Walker, 1858)
Garreta sumptuosus (Castelnau, 1840)
Garreta sylvestris Mittal, 2011
Garreta unicolor (Fahraeus, 1857)
Garreta wahlbergi (Fahraeus, 1857)


Janssens, André (1940). "Monographie des Gymnopleurides (Coleoptera Lamellicornia)". Mémoires du Musée royal d'histoire naturelle de Belgique. 2 (in French). 18: 3–73.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
"Garreta - Wikispecies". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
Scholtz, Clarke H.; Davis, Adrian L. V.; Kryger, Ute (2009). Evolutionary biology and conservation of dung beetles. Sofia-Moscow: Pensoft Pub. ISBN 978-954-642-517-1.

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