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Neotrichonotulus Dellacasa M, Gordon and G. Dellacasa 2004
Neotrichonotulus Dellacasa M, Gordon and G. Dellacasa 2004: 1-2.

Neotrichonotulus inurbanus
(Gordon and Howden
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Type species. Aphodius inurbanus Gordon and Howden 1973: 442, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.2-5.0 mm, elongate, dark brown to black; head, pronotum and elytra densely punctured, dulled, often covered with setae. Head smooth. Clypeus lacking teeth. Pronotum with anterior angles not explanate; base with marginal line weak or absent. Elytral humerus dentate; intervals flat. Metatarsomeres distinctly longer than wide.
Distribution. Mexico and southwestern US.
Composition. Neotrichonotulus contains 3 species.

inurbanus (Gordon and Howden 1973: 442) [Aphodius], Mexico, AZ-USA.
Neotrichonotulus perotensis (Deloya and Lobo 1995: 50) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Neotrichonotulus urangai (Islas 1955: 225) [Aphodius], Mexico.
Life History. Members of Neotrichonotulus inhabit pocket gopher burrows, having been collected in dung chambers or burrows on several occasions.
Larvae. Unknown.

Dellacasa, M., R. D. Gordon and G. Dellacasa. 2004. Neotrichonotulus, a new genus for three Mexican Aphodiini (Scarabaeoidea, Aphdodiidae). Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 20(2): 1-7.
Gordon, R. D., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 580 pp.

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