That is pretty close, but still different (highly elevated intervals with the same size punctures as the deep stripes in my fragments).





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It looks a bit like Euparixoides, but these are South American species


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From: Scarab Beetle Taxonomy Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank T. Krell
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Subject: Pleistocene scarab fragments?


Hi all,


I am a little bit lost, so it’s time to ask the list, I guess.

I am working on scarab fragments of a Pleistocene site of Colorado. Most of them are Aphodius heads (or Aphodius s.l. heads, for the splitters). I also got a few elytral fragments with a pretty distinct sculpture, consisting of broad deep, largely punctured stripes and not much broader, elevated, equally largely punctured intervals (see attached photo).

I thought I have seen such elytra before, but cannot remember. I got them as possible scarabs, but I am struggling to find a North American scarab with such elytra. Could it be something else? I cc to Mike Ivie because he knows all those little families that nobody else knows (or are you on the Scarbs-L list, Mike?).

Any ideas? Thanks!





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