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Paranimbus Schmidt 1913
Paranimbus Schmidt 1913: 145.

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Type species. Aphodius peruanus Erichson 1834: 237, by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 7-12 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, flattened, black with some elytral variation; dorsal surface dulled, with scattered long setae. Head smooth, flat. Clypeal margin nearly semicircular. Pronotum with rounded base. Elytra with apical umbone; alternating intervals not raised. Protibia of male and female tridentate. Metatibial apical spinules long, alternately unequal.
Distribution. South America (Andean Region).
Composition. Paranimbus contains 4 species.
Paranimbus longitarsis (Harold 1860: 615) [Aphodius], Bolivia.
Paranimbus penai (Petrovitz 1970: 229) [Aphodius], Ecuador.
Paranimbus peruanus (Erichson 1834: 237) [Aphodius], Peru, Bolivia.
Paranimbus zoiai (G.Dellacasa 1990: 426-427( [Aphodius], Argentina, Chile.
Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. Unknown.

Dellacasa, G. 1990. A systematic revision of the Aphodius subgenus Paranimbus A. Schmidt with description of a new species. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino 8(2): 417-428.

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