An unusual new Onthophagus from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)
Krikken Jan, Huijbregts Johannes
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 425-431, 2012
Abstract: 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.
Key words: Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Onthophagus, new species, New Guinea