Tiniocellus spinipes (Roth, 1851)

Sarkar, Subhankar Kumar & Kharel, Bhim Prasad, 2020, A first faunistic study on the tribe Oniticellini Kolbe, 1905 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Baikunthapur Tropical Forest of the Himalayan foothills, West Bengal, India, Biodiversity Data Journal 8, pp. 57444-57444: 57444

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e57444

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scientific name

Tiniocellus spinipes (Roth, 1851)
status

 

Tiniocellus spinipes (Roth, 1851)  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Bhim Prasad Kharel; sex: 1 female; Location: country: India; countryCode: IND; stateProvince: West Bengal; municipality: Jalpaiguri; locality: Ambari range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°41'35.99"N, 88°35'15.02"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Hand picking from dung pats; eventDate: 27-Jul-18; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF29; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Bhim Prasad Kharel; sex: 1 female; Location: country: India; countryCode: IND; stateProvince: West Bengal; municipality: Jalpaiguri; locality: Apalchand range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°46'37.34"N, 88°37'12.63"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Pitfall trap; eventDate: 27-Sep-18; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF30; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Subhankar Kumar Sarkar; sex: 1 female; Location: country: India; countryCode: IND; stateProvince: West Bengal; municipality: Jalpaiguri; locality: Dabgram range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°41'16.01"N, 88°29'47.62"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Pit fall trap; eventDate: 12-Jan-19; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF31; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Subhankar Kumar Sarkar; sex: 2 females; Location: country: India; countryCode: IND; stateProvince: West Bengal; municipality: Jalpaiguri; locality: Belakoba range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°39'24.40"N, 88°35'4.01"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Random sampling; eventDate: 28-Dec-19; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF32, ZE-KU_BKF33; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Mammalian dung

Distribution

ANGOLA; BOTSWANA; BURKINA FASO; ERITREA; ETHIOPIA; GHANA; INDIA: Chhattisgarah, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh; IVORY COAST; KENYA; MALAWI; MOZAMBIQUE; NAMIBIA; PAKISTAN; REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC CONGO; REPUBLIC OF GUINEA; REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA; SENEGAL; SOMALIA; TANZANIA; UGANDA; ZAMBIA; ZIMBABWE ( Péringuey 1901, Branco 2010, Thomas et al. 2011, Chandra and Gupta 2013, Karimbumkara and Priyadarsanan 2013, Löbl and Smetana 2006, Noureen et al. 2015, Gajendra and Prasad 2016, Philips 2016, Anto and Vinod 2017, Singh et al. 2017, Schoolmeesters 2020).

Diagnosis

This species can be distinguished from other Tiniocellus   species by the following combination of characters (Fig. 2 e): Length 6 mm, breadth 2.5 mm; upper surface dark; head short and broad, gently rounded at sides, with the vertex bearing two sinuate carina basally and the genae not protruding from sides of clypeus at clypeo-genal junction; clypeus anteriorly reflexed and deeply bilobed in the middle; pronotum coarsely and rugosely punctured, very dark on disc and testaceous at sides and bears a mid-longitudinal groove at the base; elytra shallowly striate and not completely covering the abdomen and metepisterna at the sides, interstriae flat, narrow and fringed before the hind margin, 1st interstria with 4, 5th with 2 and 7th with 1 long erect setae, 3rd without long erect setae, other than the tuft on apical declivity; metasternal shield smooth, with a very indistinct depression medially; pygidium narrower at base than the 1st to 5th elytral interstriae of the two elytra taken together; hind femur devoid of setae on postero-inferior edge.