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Amerilochus Skelley 2007
Amerilochus Skelley 2007: 3.

Amerilochus cinereus Skelley.
Photo by P. Skelley.
Superfamily .... Scarabaeoidea
Family ............ Scarabaeidae
Subfamily ....... Aphodiinae
Tribe .............. Odontolochini
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Type species. Amerilochus cinereus Skelley 2007: 3, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 2.4 mm, elongate, somewhat parallel-sided, dorsally argillaceous. Head broad, somewhat gibbose, strongly deflexed at middle. Clypeal margin moderately thickened, without small teeth, flattened in front, distinctly double edged, with small median tooth projecting ventrally. Pronotum weakly tumid, sides directed ventrally, with clypeus forming cavity for fore legs; lateral margin emarginate towards base with 1 tooth. Elytral striae deep, well defined, odd intervals raised. Meso- and metatibia weakly widened to apex.
Distribution. Peru.
Composition. Amerilochus presently contains one species.

Amerilochus cinereus Skelley 2007: 3-4, Peru.
Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. Unknown.

Skelley, P. E. 2007. New South American taxa of Odontolochini Stebnicka and Howden (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0022:1-15.

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Author: Paul Skelley

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