Dorcus

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Dorcus
Dorcus parallelipipedus MHNT mâle L'espicié.jpg
Dorcus parallelipipedus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lucanidae
Subfamily: Lucaninae
Genus: Dorcus
MacLeay 1819
Species

Some 30, see text

Dorcus is a genus of beetles in the family Lucanidae (stag beetles). Of the 30-odd species, most occur in Asia and India; two are found in southern Europe, and two species are from North America.[1] Previously, specimens with serriform teeth on the mandibles and sable pigment were called Serrognathus whereas specimens with but a singular or multiple bulky notches on the mandibles and lustrous sable pigmentation were called Dorcus. Serrognathus was recently reclassified and merged into the genus Dorcus.[2]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brett C. Ratcliffe (2002). "Lucanidae". In Ross H. Arnett, Jr. & Michael C. Thomas. American Beetles. CRC Press. p. 8. 
  2. ^ http://www.searchlifeforms.com/605020605175768/Beetles_-_Stag__Serrognathus_reichei__10768.aspx
  3. ^ S. I. Kim & J. I. Kim (2010). "Review of family Lucanidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Korea with the description of one new species". Entomological Research. 40 (1): 55–81. 

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