Copris pristinus Pierce 1946 (scarab beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae

Full reference: W. D. Pierce. 1946. Fossil arthropods of California 11. Descriptions of the dung beetles (Scarabaeidae) of the tar pits. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 45:119-131

Belongs to Copris according to S. Tarasov et al. 2016

See also Miller et al. 1981 and Pierce 1946

Sister taxa: Copris (Copris), Copris druidum, Copris incertus, Copris leakeyorum, Copris lunaris

Type specimen: LACMIP 2850, a cephalon/head. Its type locality is Rancho La Brea, Pit A (LACMIP 88), which is in a Rancholabrean tar tar in California.



• Quaternary of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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