Ataenius spretulus, copyright Whitney Cranshaw.
Belongs within: Aphodiinae.

Ataenius is a cosmopolitan genus of fairly generalised aphodiine beetles with a basal bead on the elytra.

<==Ataenius Harold 1867 CW92
|–*A. scutellaris Harold 1867 CW92
|–A. angulatus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
|–A. aphodioides Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. asper Petrovitz 1975 CW92
|–A. australis Harold 1875 CW92
|–A. basiceps Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. brevitarsis Petrovitz 1964 CW92
|–A. chapini Hinton 1937 H37
|–A. circulusbrumalis Petrovitz 1964 CW92
|–A. coloratus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. communis H37
|–A. consobrinus Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. consors Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. crenatipennis (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius crenatipennis] CW92
|–A. cribrithorax H37
|–A. demarzi Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. deserti Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. egulyptus H37
|–A. elongatulus (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius elongatulus] CW92
|–A. erinaceus Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. eurynotus Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. excisicollis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. figurator H37
|–A. freyi Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. gibbus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. goyderensis Blackburn 1896 CW92
|–A. gracilis H37
|–A. illaetabilis Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. imparilis Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. inciderus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
|–A. insularis Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. integricollis Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. katherinei Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. koebelei Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. laevifrons Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. latericollis Lea 1926 CW92
|–a. limbatus H37
|–A. macilentus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. microtrichopterus Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. molestus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
|–A. moniliatus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. nudus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. obscurus (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius obscurus] CW92
|–A. occidentalis (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius occidentalis] CW92
|–A. palmerstoni Blackburn 1891 CW92
|–A. panamensis H37
|–A. parvus Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. persimilis Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. picinus Harold 1867 [incl. A. boucomonti Paulian 1937, A. duplopunctatus Lea 1923] CW92
|–A. scutellaris H37
|–A. semicoecus (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius semicoecus] CW92
|–A. semicornutus (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius semicornutus] CW92
|–A. setipennis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. similis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
|–A. simulator Harold 1868 CW92
|–A. sparsicollis Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. speculator Blackburn 1891 CW92
|–A. spinipennis Lea 1923 CW92
|–A. spissus Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. spretulus T90
|–A. strigifrons Schmidt 1921 CW92
|–A. taylori Petrovitz 1975 CW92
|–A. thoracicus Petrovitz 1971 CW92
|–A. torridus Blackburn 1892 CW92
|–A. tweedensis Blackburn 1904 CW92
|–A. vulpes Petrovitz 1961 CW92
`–A. walkeri Blackburn 1904 CW92

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CW92] Cassis, G., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Aphodiinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 81–105. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[H37] Hinton, H. E. 1937. Ataenius chapini, sp. n., from Mexico (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 39 (1): 3–8.

[T90] Tashiro, H. 1990. Insecta: Coleoptera Scarabaeidae larvae. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1191–1209. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

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