Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Hexapoda > Class Insecta > Subclass Pterygota > Order Coleoptera > Suborder Polyphaga > Infraorder Scarabaeiformia > Superfamily Scarabaeoidea > Family Scarabaeidae > Subfamily Scarabaeinae > Tribe Coprini > Genus Copris

Copris lunaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CoprisGeoffroy, 1762accepted genus name
Litocopris Waterhouse, 1891 generic synonym

Species group names

Scarabaeus lunaris Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym
Copris belisama Schrank, 1798 subjective synonym
Copris castaneus Mulsant, 1842 subjective synonym
Copris corniculatus Mulsant, 1842 subjective synonym
Copris deletus Mulsant, 1842 subjective synonym
Copris gistelianus Gistl, 1857 subjective synonym
Copris jenisonianus Gistl, 1857 subjective synonym
Copris obliteratus Mulsant, 1842 subjective synonym
Scarabaeus bifidus Poda, 1761 subjective synonym
Scarabaeus emarginatus Olivier, 1789 subjective synonym
Scarabaeus lunus Schrank, 1798 subjective synonym
Scarabaeus quadridentatus De Geer, 1778 subjective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: brumbulli me bri i bajgave sources: DHORA, DH. 2008: Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: Månetorbist sources: danish PESI focal point
 Dutch: Eenhoornmestkever sources: Dutch Species Register
 English-United States: Horned Dung Beetle sources: Charles Hussey
 Swedish: månhornsbagge



External Links



Dr Jose Ignacio Lopez-Colon. Copris lunaris (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=192146




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