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New distributional data on Oxysternon pteroderum Nevinson, 1892 (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, Phanaeini) and its possible implications in conservation

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Author(s): Filipe França | Fernando Augusto Silva | João Souza | Paschoal Grossi | Fernando Vaz-de-Mello

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 174;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Atlantic Forest | Cerrado | Coleoptera | dung beetles

ABSTRACT
New distributional data are reported on the rare phanaeine dung beetle, Oxysternon pteroderum Nevinson, 1892, based on five specimens recently collected between 1985 and 2010. Before the present study, Oxysternun pteroderum had been reported solely from the super-moist Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil. We now believe that the distribution of O. pteroderum follows the riparian areas of large rivers connected to the super-moist forest ecosystem.
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