Liatongus rhinoceros Arrow, 1931

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

Liatongus rhinoceros Arrow, 1931
status

 

Liatongus rhinoceros Arrow, 1931  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Subhankar Kumar Sarkar and Bhim Prasad Kharel; sex: 2 females; Location: country: India; countryCode: IND; stateProvince: West Bengal; municipality: Jalpaiguri; locality: Belacoba range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°39'13.46"N, 88°35'1.41"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Hand picking from dung pats; eventDate: 28-Feb-19; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF11, ZE-KU_BKF12; 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: Sarugara range of Baikunthapur Forest ; verbatimCoordinates: 26°47'7.1"N, 88°27'20.2"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Random sampling; eventDate: 29-Mar-19; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF13; 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°40'40.33"N, 88°30'16.92"E; Event: samplingProtocol: Pitfall trap; eventDate: 16-Feb-20; habitat: Mammalian dung; Record Level: collectionCode: ZE-KU_BKF14; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Mammalian dung

Distribution

INDIA: Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal; NEPAL; SUDAN ( Chandra 2005, Löbl and Smetana 2006, Schoolmeesters 2020).

Diagnosis

This species can be distinguished from other Liatongus   species by the following combination of characters (Fig. 2 c): Length 7 mm, breadth 3.5 mm; upper surface dark; head broad, angulate at sides, finely punctured; pronotum coarsely and densely punctured, with a mid-longitudinal groove at the base and a curved declivity just behind the front margin, the edge of the declivity raised and forming a pair of strong tubercles on each side; elytra shallowly striate, closely punctured, with the intervals flat; metasternal shield smooth in the middle and bears a large depression upon the posterior part; pygidium densely setose and closely punctured.