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Cephalocyclus Dellacasa, Gordon, and Dellacasa 1998
Cephalocyclus Dellacasa, Gordon, and Dellacasa 1998: 141.

Cephalocyclus hogei (Bates)
Cephalocyclus luteolus (Horn)
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Type species. Aphodius fuliginosus Harold 1863: 330, by original designation.
  = Aphodius (Platyderus) Schmidt 1913: 123 (in part) [not Platyderus Stephens 1828; Carabidae].
= Aphodius (Platyderides) Schmidt 1916: 99 [new name for Platyderus Schmidt] (in part). Type species: Aphodius arrowi Schmidt 1910: 353, by monotypy.
Diagnosis. Body length 5-10 mm, elongate, distinctly flattened, dark brown, lacking color pattern. Head broad, flat, smooth, lacking tubercles. Head and pronotum lacking lateral fringe of setae. Lateral marginal bead of pronotum fine. Metatibial apical spinules long and unequal.
Distribution. Southwestern North America to Central America.
Composition. Cephalocyclus contains 21 species.

Cephalocyclus bordati Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 94, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus carmenae Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 95, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus cartagoensis Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 95, Costa Rica.
Cephalocyclus costaricensis Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 97, Costa Rica.
Cephalocyclus durangoensis (Bates 1887: 91) [Aphodius], Mexico.
                  = Aphodius hogei var. durangoensis Bates 1887: 91.
                  = Aphodius pugil Bathasar 1946: 55.
Cephalocyclus fuliginosus (Harold 1863: 330) [Aphodius], Mexico, Guatemala.
Cephalocyclus gravidus (Harold 1863: 330) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Cephalocyclus halffteri Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 105, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus hogei (Bates 1887: 90) [Aphodius], SW-USA, Mexico.
                  = Aphodius transversus Robinson 1940: 145.
Cephalocyclus howdenorum Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 109, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus lagoi Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 110, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus luridiventris (Harold 1862: 385) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Cephalocyclus luteolus (Horn 1887: 40) [Aphodius], SW-USA.
Cephalocyclus mexicanus (Harold 1862: 380) [Aphodius], Mexico, Guatemala.
                  = Aphodius omiltemius Bates 1889: 392.
Cephalocyclus ordonezi Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007:116, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus potosinus Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 117, Mexico.
Cephalocyclas pullatus (Schmidt 1913: 123) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Cephalocyclus puncticeps (Harold 1862: 380) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Cephalocyclus rockerfelleri Dellacasa, Dellacasa, and Gordon 2007: 119, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus stebnickae Deloya and Ibanez-Bernal 2000: 320, Mexico.
Cephalocyclus villosipes (Harold 1862: 384) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Life History. Details for most species are unknown. They are frequently collected at light. Cruz et al. (2002) discuss the biology of C. hogei.
Larvae. Unknown.
Cruz‑R., M., I. Martinez‑M., and M. Alvarado‑O. 2002. Population and reproductive features of Aphodius (Trichaphodius) opisthius Bates and Cephalocyclus hogei Bates (Coleoptera, Aphodiidae: Aphodiinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(2): 221‑235.
Dellacasa, M., G. Dellacasa, and R. D. Gordon. 2007. Systematic revision of the genus Cephalocyclus with description of ten new species from Mexico and Costa Rica. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.), 23 (2):89-128.
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