Trox

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Trox
Temporal range: Aptian–Recent
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Trox variolatus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Trogidae
Subfamily: Troginae
Genus: Trox
Fabricius, 1775

Trox is a genus of hide beetle in the subfamily Troginae. [1]

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Taxonomy

In recent years, scientists have revamped the taxonomy of Trox. The formerly massive genus, which boasted a whopping 160 species, has been cut down. Specifically, the subgenera Phoberus and Glyptotrox have been reelevated as their own separate genera, while various Trox species have been merged or otherwise combined. [2]

After taxonomic revisions, the genus Trox contains three subgenera - Trox (Trox), Trox (Niditrox), and Trox (Granulitrox) -, with the following species: [1] [3] [4] [5]

Subgenus Trox

Subgenus Niditrox

Subgenus Granulitrox

Incertae sedis

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References

  1. 1 2 "Trox". BioLib. Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  2. Nikolajev, G. V. (July 2016). "Taxonomic composition of the family Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) of the Russian fauna". Caucasian Entomological Bulletin. 12 (1): 81–91. doi:10.23885/1814-3326-2016-12-1-81-91.
  3. "Subgenus Trox". BioLib.
  4. "Subgenus Niditrox". BioLib.
  5. "Subgenus Granulitrox". BioLib.