Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic superfamily within the infraorder Scarabaeiformia — the scarab beetles and many related beetles.

Etymologies

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Scarabaeus +‎ -oidea

Examples

  • Sánchez-Piñero F, Ávila JM (1991) Análisis comparativo de los Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) coprófagos de las deyecciones de conejo y de otros mamíferos.

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  • (Scarabaeoidea, Geotrupinae) is an apterous dung beetle species endemic to the southern Iberian Peninsula.

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  • The ancestral shift in feeding habits from saprophagy to coprophagy in the Scarabaeoidea probably coincided with the appearance of large terrestrial herbivores, particularly grazing Mesozoic reptiles and subsequently mammals

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  • Los Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) Coprófagos de las comarcas naturales de la provincia de Córdoba: II.

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  • Hidalgo JN, Cardenas NM (1994) Escarabeidos coprófagos de las Sierras Subbéticas (provincia de Córdoba, España) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea).

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  • In general, an evolution towards coprophagy is evident in several Scarabaeoidea lineages.

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  • Sandoval P, Schmidt J, Sánchez-Piñero (1988) Contribución al conocimiento de los Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) coprófagos de los excrementos de conejo de la provincia de Granada

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  • Sánchez-Piñero F (1988) Contribución al conocimiento de las comunidades de escarabeidos de Chiclana de la frontera (Cádiz) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea).pp. 707-714.

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  • The wide range of trophic resources consumed by Geotrupidae dung beetles and the generally accepted saprophagous habits of the Scarabaeoidea ancestors suggest that the consumption of acorns constitutes a faculty that takes advantage of previous morphological adaptations.

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  • Galante E (2004) Behavioural and morphological adaptations for a low-quality resource in semi-arid environments: dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) associated with the European rabbit (

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