Coprophanaeus, Olsoufieff, 1924

Edmonds, W. D. & Zidek, J., 2010, A taxonomic review of the neotropical genus Coprophanaeus Olsoufieff, 1924 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), Insecta Mundi 2010 (129), pp. 1-111: 44-47

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Coprophanaeus   (C.) acrisius ( MacLeay, 1819)  

Fig. 100 View Figure 95-101 , 113 View Figure 113 , 119-123 View Figure 119-123

Phanaeus jasius acrisius MacLeay, 1819: 127  

Phanaeus camargoi Pessôa, 1934: 298   (syn. by Arnaud 2002c: 30)

Coprophanaeus acrisius (MacLeay)   (recomb. by Blackwelder 1944: 209 [as synonym of C. jasius   ])

Type. P. acrisius   neotype male (des. by Arnaud, 2002b: 3), The Natural History Museum, London (examined)   ; P. camargoi   – holotype male, Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo   .

Diagnosis. General – Posterior portion of head and pronotum bright metallic green or yellowish green; elytral interstriae dull bronze, striae and margins of elytra bright green. Clypeal margin rounded ( Fig. 119, 122 View Figure 119-123 ), not noticeably angulate or explanate lateral to median teeth. Pronotum (as in Fig. 97 View Figure 95-101 ) with elongate triangular depression densely packed with coarse granules, extending from posterior margin to middle of disk; area adjacent to depression and extending along posterior pronotal margin somewhat swollen, densely and rather coarsely punctatorugose to granulorugose. Basal pronotal fossae distinct. Elytral striae at most only very weakly carinulate ( Fig. 100 View Figure 95-101 ). Length 22-30 mm.

Male ( Fig. 121-123 View Figure 119-123 ) – Base of head horn flat. Anteromedian pronotal concavity shallow, bordered posteriorly by distinctly tridentate transverse carina.

Female ( Fig. 119-120 View Figure 119-123 ) – Cephalic carina straight, median tubercle larger than laterals. Pronotal ridge elevated, trapezoidal, tridentate.

Specimens examined – 35.

Distribution. Chacoan subregion – northern Cerrado and Caatinga provinces ( Fig. 113 View Figure 113 ). Collection Records. BOLIVIA: Beni – Magdalena, 180 m (Dec). Santa Cruz – Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado [Los Fierros], 14 o 33’28”S 60 o 55’51”W (Jan-Feb); Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado [Huanchaca], 13 o 54’12.5”S 60 o 48’57.1”W (Oct). BRASIL: Bahia – Cruz das Almas (Apr, Jun). Maranhão – Santa Quiteria de Maranhão, Fazenda Rodiador, 42 o 40’46"W 03 o 24’50"S, 47 m (Feb, May). Mato Grosso – 14 km S Posto do Gil, 14 o 37’55”S 56 o 16’23”W, 240 m (Jan); 25 km N Posto do Gil, 14 o 22’29”S 56 o 07’28”W, 500 m (Jan); Fazenda São João, 14 o 23’38”S 56 o 08’50”W, 520 m (Jan); Serra do Tombador, 14 o 36’47”S 56 o 15’12”W, 450 m (Jan); Alto Rio Arinos, Diamantino (Dec). Paraiba – Joãozeirinho (Jun). Pernambuco – Recife [campus Universidade Federal de Recife]; Tejucupapo (Apr).

Comments. Coprophanaeus acrisius   is the northern partner of the C. spitzi   C. acrisius   species pair. MacLeay proposed C. acrisius   as variety of C. jasius   , and we cite its original name above, in accordance with ICZN Article 45.6.4 ( ICZN 1999), as Phanaeus jasius acrisius MacLeay. Fernando   Vaz-de-Mello (pers. comm.) has also observed specimens from the coast of Maranhão.













Edmonds, W. D. & Zidek, J. 2010

Coprophanaeus acrisius (MacLeay)

Blackwelder, R. E. 1944: 209

Phanaeus camargoi Pessôa, 1934: 298

Arnaud, P. 2002: 30
Pessoa, S. B. 1934: 298

Phanaeus jasius acrisius MacLeay, 1819: 127

MacLeay, W. S. 1819: 127