Onthophagus

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Onthophagus
Onthophagus gazella male 2 sjh.jpg
Gazella scarab (Onthophagus gazella) males; note variation in horn size
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Tribe: Onthophagini
Genus: Onthophagus
Latreille, 1802 [1]

Onthophagus is a genus of dung beetles in the Onthophagini tribe of the wider scarab beetle family, Scarabaeidae.[2] The name derives from the Greek onthos, meaning dung, and phagos, meaning eater.[3]

It includes around 2000 species, distributed globally.[1] Species include Onthophagus coenobita, Onthophagus gazella and Onthophagus taurus.

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