Onthophagus everestae 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 Onthophagus according to S. Tarasov et al. 2016

See also Miller et al. 1981 and Pierce 1946

Sister taxa: Onthophagus arvernus, Onthophagus bisontinus, Onthophagus crassus, Onthophagus fracticornis, Onthophagus janus, Onthophagus lenzii, Onthophagus ovatulus, Onthophagus pilauco, Onthophagus prodromus, Onthophagus statzi, Onthophagus taurus

Type specimen: LACMIP 89.3 (LACMIP Type 3057), a cephalon/head. Its type locality is Rancho La Brea, Pit 81 (LACMIP 89), which is in a Rancholabrean tar tar in California.


Distribution: found only at Rancho La Brea, Pit 81 (LACMIP 89)

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