An unusual new Onthophagus from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)
Jan Krikken, Johannes Huijbregts
|Citation||KRIKKEN, Jan a HUIJBREGTS, Johannes. An unusual new Onthophagus from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52(2), 425-431. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-2/an-unusual-new-onthophagus-from-new-guinea-coleoptera-scarabaeidae-scarabaeinae|
A new dung beetle species with a combination of attributes unusual in the Papuasian context is described and illustrated: Onthophagus rutriceps sp. nov. from the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea. The oldest known male remained undescribed for about 110 years, possibly because of its doubtful origin, but newly collected material confirmed the New Guinea occurrence of the species – prompting the present description.