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Acanthaphodius Schmidt, 1909
Acanthaphodius Schmidt, 1909: 67.

Acanthaphodius bruchi Schmidt
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Type species. Acanthaphodius bruchi Schmidt 1909: 67, by monotypy.


Diagnosis. Body length 3.0-4.0 mm, elongte, somewhat flattened, black with pale markings on elytra. Apical most protibial tooth near tarsal insertion, projecting forward. Male metafemur with prominent finger-like process on posterior margin.


Distribution. Argentina, Chile.


Composition. Acanthaphodius contains a single species.

Acanthaphodius bruchi Schmidt 1909: 67, Argentina, Chile.


Life History. Unknown.


Larvae. Unknown.


Dellacasa, G., and R. D. Gordon. 1997. Nearctic and neotropical genus-group taxa of Aphodiini and their type species (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria” 91: 355-382.
Dellacasa, M. and Z. T. Stebnicka. 2001. Acanthaphodius bruchi A. Schmidt, 1909, femina nondum cognita (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 44(4): 431-433.
Smith, A. B. T., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80. [http://unsm-ento.unl.edu/platycoeliams.htm]

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