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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: Geotrupidae
Subfamilia: Geotrupinae
Tribus: Geotrupini
Genus: Geotrupes
Subgenera: G. (Stereopyge)

Species (16 + 5†): †G. atavus – G. baicalicus – G. corinthius – G. douei – G. folwarcznyi – G. genestieri – †G. germari – G. ibericus – G. jakowlewi – G. kashmirensis – G. koltzei – G. lenardoi – G. meridionalis – †G. messelensis – G. mutator – G. olgae – †G. rottensis – G. spiniger – G. stercorarius – G. thoracinus – †G. vetustus

Geotrupes Latreille, 1796

Type species:


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 April 23, 2017]

Geotrupes (from Greek 'earth-boring') is a genus of earth-boring scarab beetles in the family Geotrupidae. There are at least 30 described species in Geotrupes.[1][2][3][4][5]
Geotrupes stercorarius
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These 31 species belong to the genus Geotrupes:

Geotrupes atavus Oustalet, 1874 c g
Geotrupes baicalicus Reitter, 1892 c g
Geotrupes balyi Jekel, 1865 i g b (Baly's earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes blackburnii (Fabricius, 1781) i b (Blackburn's earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes cavicollis Bates, 1887 i
Geotrupes corinthius Fairmaire, 1886 c g
Geotrupes douei Gory, 1841 c g
Geotrupes egeriei Germar, 1824 i b (Eger's earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes folwarcznyi Cervenka, 2005 c g
Geotrupes genestieri Boucomont, 1904 c g
Geotrupes germari Heer, 1862 c g
Geotrupes hornii Blanchard, 1888 i g b (Horn's earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes ibericus Baraud, 1958 c g
Geotrupes jakowlewi (Semenov, 1891) c
Geotrupes kashmirensis Sharp, 1878 c g
Geotrupes koltzei Reitter, 1892 c g
Geotrupes lenardoi Petrovitz, 1973 c g
Geotrupes meridionalis (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805) c g
Geotrupes messelensis Meunier, 1921 c g
Geotrupes mutator (Marsham, 1802) c g
Geotrupes olgae Olsoufieff, 1918 c g
Geotrupes opacus Haldeman, 1853 i b (opaque earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes rottensis Statz, 1952 c g
Geotrupes semiopacus Jekel, 1865 i b
Geotrupes spiniger (Marsham, 1802) c g
Geotrupes splendidulus (Fabricius, 1775) i g
Geotrupes splendidus g b (splendid earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes stercorarius (Linnaeus, 1758) i c g b (dor beetle)
Geotrupes thoracinus (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805) c g
Geotrupes ulkei Blanchard, 1888 i g b (Ulke's earth boring beetle)
Geotrupes vetustus Germar, 1837 c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]

"Geotrupes Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
"Browse Geotrupes". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
"Geotrupes". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
"Geotrupes Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-04-12.

"Geotrupes Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-12.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
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.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
Riley, Edward G.; Wolfe, Charles S. (2003). "An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas" (PDF). Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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