Taxon profile


Pentodon algerinus (Füssli, 1778)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Scarabaeidae - scarabs »  genus Pentodon

Scientific synonyms

Scarabaeus algerinus Füssli, 1778 o
Pentodon algerinum (Füssli, 1778) (misspelling) m
Pentodon bispinosus Küster, 1852
Pentodon monodon brunneus Mulsant, 1842
Pentodon puncticollis Burmeister, 1847


Similar species

Pentodon idiota (Herbst, 1789)

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Pentodon algerinus algerinus (Füssli, 1778)

Pentodon algerinus algerinus

subspecies Pentodon algerinus bispinifrons Reitter, 1894

Pentodon algerinus bispinifrons

subspecies Pentodon algerinus dispar Baudi, 1870

Pentodon algerinus dispar

subspecies Pentodon algerinus indicus Endrödi, 1967
subspecies Pentodon algerinus nubicus Bunalski & Smiełowski, 2020
subspecies Pentodon algerinus tchadensis Paulian, 1954

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [246940]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Pentodon algerinus (Fuessly, 1778)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Pentodon algerinum (Herbst, 1789)]

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o original combination

m misspelling

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list