Canthon

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Canthon
Canthon smaragdulus Fabricius, 1781 (3013307092).jpg
Canthon smaragdulus Fabricius, 1781
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabeiformia
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Scarabaeinae
Tribe: Canthonini
Genus: Canthon
Hoffmannsegg 1817[1]
Subgenera and species

3 subgenera

and about 300 species
see text for about 10 selected ones

Synonyms
  • Canthomoechus (Pereira & Martinez, 1959)
  • Coeloscelis (Reiche, 1841)
  • Coprobius (Latreille, 1829)
  • Geocanthon (Pereira & Martinez, 1956)
  • Glaphyrocanthon (Martínez, 1948)
  • Goniocanthon (Pereira & Martinez, 1956)
  • Hyboma (Laporte, 1840)
  • Nesocanthon (Pereira & Martinez, 1956)
  • Paedohyboma (Kolbe, 1893)
  • Peltecanthon (Pereira, 1953)
  • Petraechma (Blanchard, 1843)
  • Pseudocanthon (Bates, 1887)
  • Trichocanthon (Pereira & Martinez, 1959)

Canthon, the tumblebugs, is a genus of Scarabaeidae or scarab beetles in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.[2][3][4]

Selected species[edit]

Names brought to synonymy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entomologische Bemerkungen bei Gelegenheit der Abhandlungen über amerikanische insekten. JC Hoffmannsegg - Zoologisches Magazin, 1817
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 

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