Taxon profile


Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802

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

Scientific synonyms

incl. Aegialiidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840, Aphodiidae, Cetoniidae, Dynastidae MacLeay, 1819, Melolonthidae Samouelle, 1819, Pachypodidae, Rutelidae MacLeay, 1819
Silluviinae Landin, 1949
Cetonidae (misspelling) m
Scarabeidae (misspelling) m

Other names

= scarab beetles


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: 19

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
subfamily Chironinae Blanchard, 1845
subfamily Cretoscarabaeinae Nikolajev, 1995
subfamily Dynamopodinae Arrow, 1911
subfamily Dynastinae MacLeay, 1819 - rhinoceros beetles
subfamily Eremazinae Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1977
subfamily Euchirinae Hope, 1840
subfamily Lithoscarabaeinae Nikolajev, 1992
subfamily Melolonthinae Samouelle, 1819
subfamily Orphninae Erichson, 1847
subfamily Phaenomeridinae Erichson, 1847
subfamily Prototroginae Nikolajev, 2000
subfamily Rutelinae MacLeay, 1819 - shining leaf chafers
subfamily Scarabaeinae Latreille, 1802
subfamily Termitotroginae Wasmann, 1918

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extinct taxon