Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Coleoptera > Family: Scarabaeidae > Genus: Onthophagus > Species: Onthophagus taurus

Onthophagus taurus (Schreber, 1759)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Scarabaeus rugosus Poda, 1761
Scarabaeus recticornis Leske, 1785
Copris corniger Geoffroy, 1785
Scarabaeus capra Fabricius, 1787
Scarabaeus quadrum Kugel, 1792
Scarabaeus cruoreus Schrank, 1798
Onthophagus morio Brullé, 1832
Onthophagus bos Villa & Villa, 1833
Onthophagus bovillus Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus capreolus Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus fuscipennis Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus femineus Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus mendax Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus nigrovirescens Mulsant, 1842
Onthophagus glareanus Gistl, 1857
Onthophagus alternans d'Orbigni, 1898
Onthophagus alternatus d'Orbigni, 1902
Onthophagus castanonota Seabra, 1907
Onthophagus saharae Bedel, 1911
Onthophagus circumcinctus Escalera, 1914
Onthophagus rubripennis Goidanich, 1924
Onthophagus athenae Goidanich, 1925

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