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Agrilinus (s.l.) Musant and Rey 1870
Agrilinus (s.l.) Musant and Rey 1870: 419.

Agrilinus (s. l.) azteca (Harold)
Agrilinus (s. l.) ornatus (Schmidt)
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Type species. Scarabaeus ater Degeer 1774: 270, by subsequent designation.
                  = Aphodius (Pseudolimarus) Balthasar 1931: 217.Type
                  species: Aphodius jugurtha Balthasar 1931: 217, by monotypy.
                  = Bodilopsis Adams 1994: 5. Type species: Scarabaeus
                  sordidus Fabricius 1775: 16.

Diagnosis. (Based on New World members) Body length 3-4 mm, elongate, slightly flattened, black. Head smooth, lacking tubercles. Elytra frequently with pale spotting. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. Palearctic; Mexico and northern Central America.
Composition. Worldwide, Agrilinus (sensu lato) contains 54 species, 3 of which occur in the New World.

Agrilinus (s. l.) azteca (Harold 1863: 381) [Aphodius], Mexico, Guatemala.
                  = Aphodius aztecus Harold, in Bates 1887: 84 (unjustified
                  = Aphodius azteca ab. euprosopus Bates 1887: 87.
                  = Aphodius multimaculosus Hinton 1934: 190.
Agrilinus (s. l.) chiapasensis Galante et al. 2003: 306, Mexico, El Salvador.
Agrilinus (s. l.) ornatus (Schmidt 1911: 14) [Aphodius], Mexico.
                  = Aphodius magnopunctatus Hinton 1934: 191.
Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. Unknown.
Status of Classification. New World members presently placed in Agrilinus are not congeneric with Old World members of the genus (Skelley et al. 2007). They are the subject of a study in progress.

Skelley, P. E., M. Dellacasa, G. Dellacasa, and R. D. Gordon. 2007. Checklist of the Aphodiini of Mexico, Central and South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0014: 1-14.

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