Sarophorus carinatus

Sarophorus angolensis (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus angolensis belongs to the group costatus and can be separated from other species of the group by the pronotum with elongated punctures but without smooth areas, elytra with densely punctate and shagreened intervals, and by the shape o f the parameres. From the South African species (S. costatusS. striatus, and S. latus) it also differs in having sparsely setose apices o f the middle and posterior tibiae in both sexes.

New and little known species of the Afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus

Frolov, A.V. 2004. New and little known species of the afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) and a phylogenetic analysis of the genus. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, 1: 95-100.. PDF (419.53 KB)

Abstract. A new species, Sarophorus angolensis sp. n., is described from Angola. New data on the rarely collected species S. bidentatus Frolov & Scholtz, S. carinatus Frolov & Scholtz, and S. nitidus Frolov & Scholtz are given. Phylogenetic relation­ships of Sarophorus species are studied through cladistic analysis.