Eucraniini

Eucranium dentifrons, copyright Gustavo Fernando Durán.

Belongs within: Scarabaeinae.

The Eucraniini are an Argentinean group of mostly flightless dung beetles found in dry, sandy areas (Philips et al. 2004).

Synapomorphies (from Philips et al. 2004): Third labial palpomere attached basally on inner surface; basal glossal lobes elongate and distinct; mandible receptacle reduced or absent; antennal scape elbow absent; prothoracic apodemes composed of three large ventrally directed plates.

<==EucraniiniB14
    |--Glyphoderus sterquilinusB14, PPS04
    |--Anomiopsoides cavifronsB14, PPS04
    |--Ennearabdus lobocephalusB14, PPS04
    `--EucraniumB14
         |--E. arachnoides Brullé 1834B14
         |--E. belenaeB14
         |--E. cyclosomaB14
         |--E. dentifronsB14
         |--E. planicolleB14
         `--E. simplicifronsB14

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[PPS04] Philips, T. K., E. Pretorius & C. H. Scholtz. 2004. A phylogenetic analysis of dung beetles (Scarabaeinae: Scarabaeidae): unrolling an evolutionary history. Invertebrate Systematics 18: 53–88.

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