Latha Thomas


Latha Thomas
Latha Thomas.


Latha Mathews Thomas is a biology lecturer at the University of Belize in Central America. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in entomology, and the topic of her research includes the taxonomy and ecology of dung beetles of Nelliampathi in South Western Ghats, India. She is also conducting research on the taxonomy and ecology of dung beetles of Belize.


Latha Thomas
Lecturer, Dept. of Science
Faculty of Science & Technology
University of Belize
Belmopan, BELIZE

TEL: 501-822-1000, Ext.425



Latha, M., G. Cuccodoro., T. K. Sabu, and K. V. Vinod. 2011. Taxonomy of the dung beetle genus Ochicanthon Vaz-de-Mello (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of the Indian subcontinent, with notes on distribution patterns and flightlessness. Zootaxa 2745:1-29.


Sabu, T. K., K. V. Vinod, M. Latha, S. Nithya, and J. Boby. 2011. Cloud forest dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in the Western Ghats, a global biodiversity hotspot in southwestern India. Tropical Conservation Science 4 (1):12-24. Available online:


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