Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) sellatus Klug, 1845

Ziani, Stefano, Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud Saleh, Aldhafer, Hathal Mohammed & Barbero, Enrico, 2019, An overview of the Onthophagini from the Arabian Peninsula (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae), Zootaxa 4658 (1), pp. 1-36: 15

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4658.1.1

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Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) sellatus Klug, 1845
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Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) sellatus Klug, 1845 

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Literature quotes. SAUDI ARABIA  : Riyadh Province, “ Riyadh ” ( Zunino 1979). YEMEN: Taiz Governorate, “Jabal Sabir” ( Paulian 1948).

Material examined. SAUDI ARABIA  : Riyadh Province, Deirab , 22.ix.1990, Salem leg. 2 exx. ( SZCM)  ; ibidem, 31.x.1989, 2 ♀♀ ( KSMA)  ; Diriyah , 654 m (24.74141°N 46.56189°E) 24.x.2015, M.T. Amari leg. 1 ♂ ( KSMA)GoogleMaps  ; Riyadh, ii.1988, 3 ♀♀ ( KSMA)  ; ibidem, iii.1989, 1 ♀ ( KSMA)  ; ibidem, iv.2003, 1 ♀ ( KSMA)  ; ibidem, x.1980, 2 ♀♀ ( KSMA)  ; ibidem, x.1989, Salem leg. 1 ♀ ( KSMA)  ; ibidem, 6.xii.2006, 1 ♂ ( KSMA)  ; Wadi Hanifa , 580 m (24.60534°N 46.698402°E), 29.iv.2015, PT, M. Abdel-Dayem et al. leg. 2 ♂♂ ( KSMA)GoogleMaps  . OMAN: Dhofar Governorate, Salalah , 28.ii.1989, M. D. Gallagher leg. 1 ex. ( SOICAbout SOIC)  ; Taqah , env., 23 m (1703′14N 5425′58E), 4.ix.2000, M. Dellacasa leg. 1 ex. ( MSNC)  .

Distribution. Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia  ( Zunino 1979), Yemen ( Paulian 1948). North Africa: Egypt, Libya ( Baraud 1985). Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, São Tom and Príncipe, Sudan, (d’Orbigny 1913a), Congo ( Balthasar 1967), Mozambique ( Gomes Alves 1944). Asia: Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria ( Ziani & Bezděk 2016).

Remarks. First record for Oman. Kabakov (2006) included O. sellatus  in the subgenus Furconthophagus  . Two years later Zunino & Halffter (2008) uncritically quoted Kabakov’s nomenclatural act but apparently confirmed it. The same subgeneric placement is tentatively followed in this paper.

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