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Schaefferellus Gordon and Skelley 2007
Schaefferellus Gordon and Skelley 2007: 245.

Schaefferellus arizonensis (Schaeffer)
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Type species. Aphodius arizonensis Schaeffer 1907: 61, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 4.8-6.0 mm, elongate, somewhat flattened, reddish-brown. Head surface densely punctate or wrinkled, tuberculate in male, lacking frontal tubercles in female. Clypeal anterior margin angulate on each side of strong median emargination. Pronotum wider than long, densely, uniformly punctate, lacking lateral fringe of setae; with basal marginal line. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. Southwestern North America into Mexico.
Composition. Schaefferellus contains a single species.

Schaefferellus arizonensis
(Schaeffer 1907: 61) [Aphodius], SW-USA, Mexico.
Life History. Unknown. Specimens are occasionally collected at light.
Larvae. Unknown.
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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Author: Paul Skelley

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