Taxon profile


Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  superfamily Scarabaeoidea

Scientific synonyms

Scarabeidae (misspelling) m

Other names

= scarab beetles

Temporal range:Cretaceous – recent


Mecynorhina passerinii - Orange-Spotted Fruit Chafer

Mecynorhina passerinii - Orange-Spotted Fruit Chafer, male

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

Dynastes hercules - Hercules Beetle

Dynastes hercules - Hercules Beetle, male

Author: Lubomír Klátil

Functions restricted to taxon Scarabaeidae

Important groups

Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae - aphodiine dung beetles, Melolonthinae, Rutelinae - shining leaf chafers, Dynastinae - rhinoceros beetles, Cetoniinae - fruit and flower chafers

Included taxa

Number of records: 24

subfamily Aclopinae Blanchard, 1850
subfamily Allidiostomatinae Arrow, 1940
subfamily Aphodiinae Leach, 1815 - aphodiine dung beetles
subfamily Aulonocneminae Janssens, 1946
subfamily Cetoniinae Leach, 1815 - fruit and flower chafers
Tertiary: Middle Miocene – recent
subfamily Chironinae Blanchard, 1845
subfamily Dynamopodinae Arrow, 1911
subfamily Dynastinae MacLeay, 1819 - rhinoceros beetles
subfamily Eremazinae Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1977
subfamily Euchirinae Hope, 1840
Tertiary: Middle Miocene – recent
subfamily Melolonthinae Leach, 1819
Tertiary: Middle Miocene – recent
subfamily Orphninae Erichson, 1847
subfamily Phaenomeridinae Erichson, 1847
subfamily Rutelinae MacLeay, 1819 - shining leaf chafers
subfamily Scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Sericinae Kirby, 1837
subfamily Termitotroginae Wasmann, 1918

Fossil taxa

subfamily Cretoscarabaeinae Nikolajev, 1995
subfamily Lithoscarabaeinae Nikolajev, 1992
genus Aliscarabaeus Hong, 1983
genus Ceafornotensis Woolley, 2016
genus Hongscarabaeus Krell, 2000
genus Hybosorites Nikolajev, 1996
genus Mesoscarabaeus Hong, 1982

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [104781]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Scarabaeidae]
EN Bouchard et al. (2011): Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta), ZooKeys 88: 1–972. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.88.807 [as Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2019

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