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Trichaphodius Schmidt 1913
Trichaphodius Schmidt 1913: 135.

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Type species. Aphodius humilus Roth 1851, by subsequent designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 2.5-5.0 mm, elongate, somewhat flattened, yellowish to pale brown. Head smooth, lacking frontal tubercles. Elytra with or without humeral denticle; intervals with setigerous punctures. Protibial dorsal surface punctate. Metatibial apical spinules progressively unequal in length.
Distribution. Afrotropical, Oriental, New World(?).

Composition. Worldwide, Trichaphodius contains approximately 60 species, one of which is described from the New World.

Trichaphodius quadripartitus (Petrovitz 1973: 146) [Aphodius], Brazil.

Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. Unknown.
Status of Classification. Trichaphodius is considered to be restricted to the Old World (Dellacasa, Bordat and Dellacasa 2001). Thus, the type specimen of T. quadripartitus may be mis-labeled (type unstudied), and occurrence of this genus in New World fauna is tentative (Skelley et al. 2007).

Dellacasa, G., P. Bordat and M. Dellacasa. 2001. A revisional essay of world genus-group taxa of Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae). Memorie della Societa Entomologica Italiana 79: 1-482.
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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