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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

Subfamilia: Scarabaeinae
Tribus: Gymnopleurini
Genera (4): AllogymnopleurusGarreta - Gymnopleurus - Paragymnopleurus

Gymnopleurini Lacordaire, 1856


Bezděk, A. & Hájek, J. 2012. Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini, Eurysternini, Gymnopleurini and Oniticellini. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 297–334. PDF Reference page.
Pokorný, S.; Zídek, J. 2009: Review of the Gymnopleurini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) I. Introduction and the genus Allogymnopleurus. Folia Heyrovskyana (A) 17: Reference page.


Tribe Gymnopleurini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) - Atlas of scarab beetles of Russia

Gymnopleurini is a tribe of scarab beetles, in the dung beetle subfamily (Scarabaeinae),[1] but it may now be combined with the Scarabaeini.[2] The side edge of each elytron (hardened fore-wing protecting the hind-wing) has a characteristic shape that exposed the underlying pleural sclerites (side plates of the abdomen). Relative to other dung beetles they are of moderate size (10–18 mm long).[1]


All species fly during the day (diurnal). They are probably all ball-rollers: a ball is fashioned from the dung, and rolled away from it, either by a single beetle or a pair of beetles. A short tunnel is dug in the soil, and the ball is buried at the end of it. After reworking the ball, the female lays an egg in a depression in the ball, and covers it with dung. The brood is then abandoned; after hatching, larvae feed on the dung ball.[1]

There are four genera in this tribe:



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. tribus Scarabaeini Latreille, 1802 (retrieved 23 August 2021)

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