Davis, A.L.V., Frolov, A.V., Scholtz, C.H. 2008. The African Dung Beetle Genera. Protea Book House, Pretoria. 274 p. ISBN 978-1-86919-244-0.

The African Dung Beetle Genera

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Annotation—This book deals with each of the 101 dung beetle genera known from Africa and provides the first ever comprehensive account of their classification and natural history. It is richly illustrated with colour photographs of species representing the genera, and maps of their geographical distribution. All published biological information on each of the groups is included, as is a large amount of unpublished information gleaned by the authors during a combined total research career spanning over 70 years. Africa is home to about half of the world’s dung beetles where they may be found in every conceivable habitat in which they associate with the dung of virtually all animals from lizards to elephants. They come in a range of sizes from 1.5 mm to 60 mm and an array of colours from black to brilliant iridescent greens, coppers and blues. Some are adorned with horns and others have such long legs they have been compared to spiders. All of these aspects, and more, are dealt with in the book..

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