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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: Lucanidae
Subfamilia: Aesalinae
Tribus: Nicagini
Genus: Nicagus
Species (3): N. japonicus – N. obscurus – N. occultus

[source: Paulsen & Smith (2005)]

Nicagus LeConte, 1861


Katovich, K.; Kriska, N.L. 2002: Description of the larva of Nicagus obscurus (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Nicaginae), with comments on its position in Lucanidae and notes on the larval and adult habitat. Coleopterists bulletin, 56: 253–258. DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X(2002)056[0253:DOTLON]2.0.CO;2 PDF
Paulsen, M.J. & Smith, A.D. 2005: A new species of stag beetle from sand dunes in west Texas, and a synopsis of the genus Nicagus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae: Nicagini). Zootaxa 1050: 45–60. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.1050.5 Paywall. PDF 1. PDF 2. Reference page.

Nicagus is a genus of stag beetles in the family Lucanidae. There are at least three described species in Nicagus.[1][2][3]

These three species belong to the genus Nicagus:

Nicagus japonicus Nagel, 1928
Nicagus obscurus (LeConte, 1847)
Nicagus occultus Paulsen & Smith, 2005


"Nicagus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
"Nicagus". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

"Nicagus genus Information". Retrieved 2019-09-23.

Further reading

Paulsen, M. J. (2013). "Annotated checklist of the New World Lucanidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)". 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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