Taxon profile


Geotrupes mutator (Marsham, 1802)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Geotrupidae - earth-boring dung beetles »  genus Geotrupes »  subgenus Geotrupes

Scientific synonyms

Geotrupes auratus Dalla Torre, 1879 nec Motschulsky, 1858
Geotrupes fulvopubens Reitter, 1909
Geotrupes impressicollis Ferrari, 1852
Geotrupes incertus Tournier, 1886
Scarabaeus mutator Marsham, 1802 o
Scarabaeus politus Malinowsky, 1811
Scarabaeus stercorarius (Linneaus) (misidentification) M



Included taxa

Number of records: 4

varietas Geotrupes mutator var. aenescens Depoli, 1924
varietas Geotrupes mutator var. chlorophanus Westhoff, 1881
varietas Geotrupes mutator var. cyanescens Luigioni, 1920
varietas Geotrupes mutator var. purpurascens Westhoff, 1881

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [188484]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Geotrupes mutator (Marsham, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Juřena D, Týr V. (2008): Checklist of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Klapalekiana, 44 (Suppl.): 3-15 [as Geotrupes mutator (Marsham, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 25 June 2016
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Geotrupes mutator (Marsham, 1802)]

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Names (not confirmed) - 2


o original combination

M taxon was incorrectly identified in certain scientific works

species extinct in area described by check-list