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Symphodon Schmidt, 1913
Symphodon Schmidt 1913: 128.

Symphodon anomalus (Harold)
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Type species. Aphodius anomalus Harold 1874: 185, by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 6-7 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, not flattened, pale brown. Head smooth, lacking tubercles. Clypeal margin broadly rounded. Pronotal base angled at each side; lacking basal marginal line. Elytra with apical umbone; intervals not alternately higher, surface smooth. Protibial with apical two teeth broadly joined. Metatibial apical spinules long, unequal in length.
Distribution. Chile.
Composition. Symphodon contains a single species.

Symphodon anomalus
(Harold 1874: 185) [Aphodius], Chile.
Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. Unknown.

Dellacasa, G. 1992. On some little known species of Aphodius from Australia and South America with description of a new subgenus. Frustula Entomologica [1990] 26: 145-158.
Smith, A. B. T., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80. [http://unsm-ento.unl.edu/platycoeliams.htm]

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