Golofa

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Golofa
Golofa claviger MHNT.ZOO.2004.0.457.jpg
Golofa claviger
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Golofa

Hope, 1837
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Golofa is a genus of rhinoceros beetles. The name Golofa is the indigenous name used for these beetles in Venezuela, and was adopted as a genus name when originally described in 1837; the genus name is masculine in gender, following ICZN Article 30.2.3.[1]

Description[edit]

Golofa are large scarabs, and the males typically have a single horn on the head and another horn centrally on the prothorax; the horns are often elongate, and often curve towards one another.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope, F.W. 1837. On the Golofa Beetle of Venezuela and its allied species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2(1): 42–45.
  2. ^ a b Morón, Miguel Angel (1995). "Review of the Mexican Species of Golofa Hope (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, Dynastinae)". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 49 (4): 343–386. JSTOR 4009183.

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