Pericoptus frontalis

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Pericoptus frontalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Pericoptus
Species: P. frontalis
Binomial name
Pericoptus frontalis
Broun, 1904[1]

Pericoptus frontalis is a sand scarab native to New Zealand which inhabits sandy river banks and sandbars in inland Otago. It was first described by Thomas Broun in 1904.[1][2] The European hedgehog is a predator of P. frontalis.[3]


  1. ^ a b Broun, Thomas (1904). "Descriptions of new Genera and Species of New Zealand Coleoptera". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Including Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 14: 55–56. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Parkinson, Brian and Don Horne (Photographer). (2007). A Photographic Guide to Insects of New Zealand. New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.
  3. ^ Jones, Christopher; Norbury, Grant (2010-11-20). "Feeding selectivity of introduced hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus in a dryland habitat, South Island, New Zealand". Acta Theriologica. 56 (1): 45–51. doi:10.1007/s13364-010-0009-6. ISSN 0001-7051. 

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