Canthon, the tumblebugs, is a genus of Scarabaeidae or scarab beetles in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.[2][3][4]

Canthon
Canthon smaragdulus Fabricius, 1781 (3013307092).jpg
Canthon smaragdulus Fabricius, 1781
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Tribe: Deltochilini
Genus: Canthon
Hoffmannsegg 1817[1]
Subgenera and species

3 subgenera

and about 300 species
see text for about 10 selected ones

Synonyms
  • Canthomoechus Pereira & Martinez, 1959
  • Coeloscelis Reiche, 1841
  • Coprobius Latreille, 1829
  • Geocanthon Pereira & Martinez, 1956
  • Glaphyrocanthon Martínez, 1948
  • Goniocanthon Pereira & Martinez, 1956
  • Hyboma Laporte, 1840
  • Nesocanthon Pereira & Martinez, 1956
  • Paedohyboma Kolbe, 1893
  • Peltecanthon Pereira, 1953
  • Petraechma Blanchard, 1843
  • Pseudocanthon Bates, 1887
  • Trichocanthon Pereira & Martinez, 1959

Selected speciesEdit

Names brought to synonymy

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entomologische Bemerkungen bei Gelegenheit der Abhandlungen über amerikanische insekten. JC Hoffmannsegg - Zoologisches Magazin, 1817
  2. ^ "ITIS Standard Report - Error". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  3. ^ "Canthon - Nomen.at - animals and plants".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2011-10-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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