Kheper

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Kheper
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Kheper

Janssens, 1940

Kheper is a genus of Scarabaeidae or 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forgie, S.A., Philips, T.K., Scholtz, C.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