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Gonaphodiellus Schmidt 1913
Gonaphodiellus Schmidt 1913: 133.

Gonaphodiellus hoffmanni (Islas)
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Type species. Aphodius pacatus Harold 1880: 37, by subsequent designation.  

Diagnosis. Body length 3.5-6.0 mm, elongate, usually flattened, most pale to dark brown, elytra occasionally with apical mark. Head smooth, lacking tubercles. Elytra with humeral tooth. Protibial dorsal surface punctate. Metatibial apical spinules long and alternately unequal.
Distribution. Mexico to South America.
Composition. Gonaphodiellus contains 16 species.

(s.l.) acutecernans (Balthasar 1960: 57) [Aphodius], Bolivia.
Gonaphodiellus (s.l.) ataenioides (Hinton 1938: 123) [Aphodius], Panama.
Gonaphodiellus bimaculosus (Schmidt 1909: 19) [Aphodius], Mexico.
               = Aphodius (Gonaphodiellus) maculosus in Schmidt 1916: 114 [lapsus calami].
               = Gonaphodiellus xalapensis Galante et al. 2003: 304.
Gonaphodiellus (s.l.) caracanus (Balthasar 1970: 250) [Aphodius], Brazil.
               = Aphodius martinsi Petrovitz 1970: 227.
Gonaphodiellus castanescens (Petrovitz 1973: 145) [Aphodius], Brazil, Peru.
Gonaphodiellus (s.l.) chapini (Hinton 1934: 189) [Aphodius], Panama.
Gonaphodiellus columbicus (Harold 1880: 36) [Aphodius], Colombia, Panama, Venezuela.
Gonaphodiellus ecuadoriensis (Petrovitz 1961: 444) [Aphodius], Ecuador.
Gonaphodiellus (s.l.) forsterianus (Balthasar 1960: 2) [Aphodius], Bolivia, Costa Rica.
Gonaphodiellus hoffmanni (Islas 1945: 451) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Gonaphodiellus nigrinus (Schmidt 1916: 115) [Aphodius], Peru.
Gonaphodiellus opisthius (Bates 1887: 92) [Aphodius], Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala.
               = Aphodius duplex Bates 1887: 87 [not A. duplex LeConte 1878].
               = Aphodius opisthinus Bates 1887, in Schmidt 1922: 132 (misspelling).
Gonaphodiellus pacatus (Harold 1880: 37) [Aphodius], Colombia.
Gonaphodiellus sexguttatus (Schmidt 1916: 114) [Aphodius], Colombia.
Gonaphodiellus (s.l.) sincerus (Petrovitz 1973: 142) [Aphodius], Brazil.
Gonaphodiellus volxemi (Harold 1876: 93) [Aphodius], Brazil.
               = Aphodius squamifer Petrovitz 1970: 225.
Life History. Details for most are unknown. Cruz et al. (2002) discuss some aspects of the biology for G. opisthius.
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
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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