François Génier

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François Génier at the London Zoo, 2002. 
Photo by Simon Génier.

François Génier is a research participant with the Coleoptera Section, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6, Canada) and a member of Association Catharsius, a group of enthusiastic scarab workers pooling their expertise toward a better knowledge of the Afrotropical Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae. His knowledge of systematics, evolution, and taxonomy of the Scarabaeinae has been augmented by extensive field work in Latin America and more recently in Africa. Current research projects deals with Dendropaemon and Metacatharsius in addition to various others small projects on tropical dung beetles.


F. Génier
401-60 rue du Minervois
Gatineau QC  J9H 7R1




  1. Génier, F. 1984. Malformation de la patte droite chez un Aphodius subterraneus L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Fabreries 10(4): 75-76.

  2. Klimaszewski, J. & F. Génier. 1985. A revision of the Gymnusini and Deinopsini of the world (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), Supplement 3. The Coleopterists Bulletin 39(1): 60-66.

  3. Klimaszewski, J. & F. Génier. 1986. New distribution and collection data for Nearctic Myllaena Erichson: Studies of Myllaenini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), Supplement 1. The Coleopterists Bulletin 40(1): 33-36.

  4. Klimaszewski, J. & F. Génier. 1986. Lectotype Designation and Redescription of Aleochara verberans (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Entomological News 97(3): 115-118.

  5. Génier, F & J. Klimaszewski. 1986. Review of the types of the genus Platandria Casey with a Key to the species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 40(3): 201-216.

  6. Klimaszewski, J. & F. Génier & M. Uhlig. 1987. A Revision of Erichson's Types of Aleochara from Mexico, West Indies and South America. The Florida Entomologist 70(2): 249-259.

  7. Klimaszewski, J. & F. Génier. 1987. A Revision of the genus Aleochara Gravenhorst of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Supplement 4. New Distribution data and description of two new species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 41(3): 241-248.

  8. Génier, F. 1989. A Revision of the Genus Hoplandria Kraatz of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 150: 1-59.

  9. Campbell, J.M. & F. Génier. 1991. Redescription of Oxyporus (Oxyporus) bierigi Campbell from Costa Rica. The Coleopterists Bulletin 45(1): 81-85.

  10. Génier, F. 1996. A revision of the Neotropical genus Ontherus Erichson. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 170: 1-169.

  11. Génier, F. 1998. A revision of the Neotropical genus Ontherus Erichson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), Supplement 1. The Coleopterists Bulletin 52(3): 270-274.

  12. Génier, F. and H.F. Howden. 1999. Two New Central American Onthophagus Latreille of the Mirabilis Species Group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 53(2): 130-144.

  13. Génier, F.  2000. Dichotomius comarapensis sp. nov., une nouvelle espèce bolivienne de scarabée brachyptère (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Fabreries 25: 25-31pp.

  14. Génier, F. 2000. A new North American Ateuchus (Weber) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 54(3): 341-346.

  15. Génier, F. 2001. Note sur les espèces de Deltochilum Eschscholtz décrites en 1939 par V. Balthasar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Fabreries 26: 1-8.

  16. Smith A.T.B. & F. Génier 2001. Revision of the Genus Holocephalus Hope (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, Coprini). The Canadian Entomologist  (accepted).

  17. Génier, F. & F. Z. Vaz-de-Mello. 2002. A Review of Arrow's Types of Trichillum and Pedaridium (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae, Ateuchini) with description of two new species of Pedaridium. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 45(3): 185-196.

  18. Génier, F. 2003. New Synonymy in the Genus Paragymnopleurus Shipp
    (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 57:

  19. Génier, F. and B. Kohlmann. 2003. Revision of the Neotropical dung beetle genera Scatimus Erichson and Scatrichus gen nov. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae, Scarabaeinae). Fabreries 28: 57-111. 20.

  20. Génier, F. 2003. Onthophagini présumés néotropicaux : provenances erronées et nouvelle synonymie (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Fabreries 28: 120-121.

  21. Howden, H.F. and F. Génier. 2004. Seven new species of Onthophagus Latreille from Mexico and the United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Fabreries 29(1) : 53-76.

  22. Génier, F. and C. A. Medina. 2005. Onthophagus mirabilis Bates, description of the newly discovered female (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 58(4): 608-612

  23. Vaz-de-Mello, F. and F. Génier. 2005. Lectotype designations, new synonymies, and new species in the genera Trichillum Harold and Pedaridium Harold (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Zootaxa 1038: 41-52.

  24. Davis, A. V. L. and F. Génier. 2007. Validation of Gymnopleurus humanus MacLeay, 1821, revalidation of G. humeralis Klug, 1855 and a discussion of their synonyms (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). African Entomology 15(2): 261-268.

  25. Larsen, T.H., Lopera, A., Forsyth, A. and Génier, F. 2009. From coprophagy to predation: a dung beetle that kills millipedes. Biol. Lett.April 23, 2009 5:152-155; published online before print January 20, 2009, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0654.

  26. Génier, F. 2009. Le genre Eurysternus Dalman, 1824 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Oniticellini), revision taxonomique et clés de determination illustrées. Sofia: Pensoft. 430 pp.

  27. Vaz-de-Mello, F. & F. Génier. 2009. Notes on the behavior of Dendropaemon Perty and Tetramereia Klages (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(3): 364-366.


  28. Moretto, Ph. & F. Génier. 2010. Nouvelles mentions d'espèces de Scarabéides coprophages pour le Parc National du Niokolo-Koba (Sénégal) et descriptions de quatre nouveaux Onthophagus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Catharsius, La Revue 1: 1-17.


  29. Montreuil, O., F. Génier & A. Nel. 2010. Lobateuchus, un nouveau genre de «bousier» fossile du nord de la France (Coleptera : Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (Nouvelle Série) 46(1-2): 164-167.


  30. Vaz-de-Mello, F. Z., F. Génier & A. Smith. 2010. Reclassification of Homocopris Burmeister as a Valid Genus to Accommodate Three Species Formerly in Dichotomius Hope (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(3): 192.
  31. Génier, F. 2010. A review of the neotropical dung beetle genera Deltorhinum Harold, 1869, and Lobidion gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Zootaxa 2693: 35-48.

  32. Génier, F. 2011. Copriodes Gistel 1857, un nouveau synonyme de Phalops Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Catharsius, La Revue 4: 1-2.

  33. Génier, F. 2012. A new species and notes on the subgenus Deltochilum (Deltochilum) Eschscholtz, 1822 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini). Zootaxa 3357: 25-36.

  34. Génier, F. 2013. Transfert d'Onthophagus bubalus Harold, 1867, dans le genre Phalops Erichson, 1847 et notes sur sa position phylogénétique (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Catharsius, La Revue 7: 1-4.

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