Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) furcatus (Fabricius, 1781)

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: 13-14

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Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) furcatus (Fabricius, 1781)


[ Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) furcatus (Fabricius, 1781)  ]

Literature quotes. SAUDI ARABIA  : Hejaz, “Hedjaz” (d’Orbigny 1898c).

Material examined. None.

Distribution. Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia  ( Ziani & Bezděk 2016). North Africa: Morocco ( Ziani &

Bezděk 2016). Asia: Middle East, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan ( Ziani & Bezděk 2016). Europe: central and southern Europe ( Ziani & Bezděk 2016).

Remarks. Onthophagus furcatus  is the only truly Palaearctic species of the subgenus ( Zunino 1981) and its presence in the Arabian Peninsula is unlikely, and requires confirmation. The historic record from Saudi Arabia  could be referred to Onthophagus (Furconthophagus) aethiopicus d’Orbigny, 1902  .