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Kheper dung beetle.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Kheper
Janssens, 1940

Kheper is a genus of scarab beetles in the subfamily Scarabaeinae.[1] The genus name honors the god Khepri in the ancient Egyptian religion, who is depicted as having a scarab for a head.[2]


  1. ^ Forgie, Shaun A.; Philips, T. Keith; Scholtz, Clarke H. (2005). "Evolution of the Scarabaeini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)". Systematic Entomology. 30 (1): 60–96. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2004.00273.x.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. pp. 230–233.