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Saprolochus Stebnicka and Galante 2007
Saprolochus Stebnicka and Galante 2007: 131.

Saprolochus tridentatus Skelley.
Photo by P. Skelley.
Superfamily .... Scarabaeoidea
Family ............ Scarabaeidae
Subfamily ....... Aphodiinae
Tribe .............. Odontolochini
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Type species. Saprolochus tambopatae Stebnicka and Galante 2007, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 2.3-4.0 mm, elongate, robust, dark reddish-brown to black. Head broad, gibbose, can be strongly deflexed. Clypeal margin smooth, flattened anteriorly, double edged, with prominent median spine projecting ventrally. Pronotum tumid, sides directed ventrally, with clypeus forming cavity for fore legs; lateral margin usually emarginate towards base with variably number of teeth or lobed. Elytral striae strongly punctured; intervals convex or somewhat flattened. Meso- and metatibia weakly widened to apex.
Distribution. South America.
Composition. Saprolochus presently contains 4 species.

Saprolochus bolivarensis
Stebnicka and Galante 2007: 132, Venezuela.
Saprolochus lobatus Skelley 2007: 5-7, Guyana.
Saprolochus tambopatae Stebnicka and Galante 2007: 131, Peru, Bolivia.
Saprolochus tridentatus Skelley 2007: 7-9, Peru, Bolivia.
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.
Stebnicka, Z. T., and E. Galante. 2007. New Neotropical taxa, synonymical clarifications and phylogeny of Odontolochini on the world basis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 50B(2): 129-138.

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