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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: Lucaninae
Tribus: Sclerostomini
Genus: Pycnosiphorus
Species (2): P. lessonii – P. philippi

[source: Paulsen (2010)]

Pycnosiphorus Solier, 1851


Godartia Chenu, [1851] [junior homonym]


Paulsen, M.J. 2010: The stag beetles of southern South America (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum, (24) Abstract only seen Reference page.
Solier, A.J.J. 1851: Orden III. Coleópteros. Pp. 5–285 in: Gay, C. (ed.) Historia Física y Política de Chile. Zoología, vol. 5. C. Gay, Paris, France. BHL [in Spanish]
Weinreich, E. 1958: Die südamerikanische Lucanidengattung Pycnosiphorus (Ins. Col.). Senckenbergiana biologica, 39: 265–288.
Weinreich, E. 1960: Revision südamerikanischer Lucanidae (Ins. Col.), II. Die Gattungen Charagmophorus, Metadorcus, Scortizus, Apterodorcus, Beneshius, Sclerostomus und Pycnosiphorus. Senckenbergiana biologica, 41: 41–95.


Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Pycnosiphorus is a genus of stag beetles found in South America.


Relatively small (11–17 millimetres), oblong, black or brown-black stag beetle. The top is more or less covered with gold or orange shells, which can form an orange border of the pronotum or wing covers. The jaws of the males can be slightly enlarged and curved.

The species live in temperate forests, often at high altitudes.
The genus is found only in Chile and neighbouring areas of Argentina.

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