Ataenius spretulus, copyright Whitney Cranshaw.

Belongs within: Aphodiinae.

Ataenius is a cosmopolitan genus of fairly generalised aphodiine beetles with a basal bead on the elytra.

<==Ataenius Harold 1867 CW92
    |--*A. scutellaris Harold 1867 CW92
    |--A. angulatus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
    |--A. aphodioides Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. asper Petrovitz 1975 CW92
    |--A. australis Harold 1875 CW92
    |--A. basiceps Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. brevitarsis Petrovitz 1964 CW92
    |--A. chapini Hinton 1937 H37
    |--A. circulusbrumalis Petrovitz 1964 CW92
    |--A. coloratus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. communis H37
    |--A. consobrinus Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. consors Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. crenatipennis (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius crenatipennis] CW92
    |--A. cribrithorax H37
    |--A. demarzi Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. deserti Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. egulyptus H37
    |--A. elongatulus (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius elongatulus] CW92
    |--A. erinaceus Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. eurynotus Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. excisicollis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. figurator H37
    |--A. freyi Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. gibbus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. goyderensis Blackburn 1896 CW92
    |--A. gracilis H37
    |--A. illaetabilis Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. imparilis Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. inciderus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
    |--A. insularis Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. integricollis Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. katherinei Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. koebelei Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. laevifrons Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. latericollis Lea 1926 CW92
    |--a. limbatus H37
    |--A. macilentus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. microtrichopterus Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. molestus Petrovitz 1964 CW92
    |--A. moniliatus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. nudus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. obscurus (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius obscurus] CW92
    |--A. occidentalis (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius occidentalis] CW92
    |--A. palmerstoni Blackburn 1891 CW92
    |--A. panamensis H37
    |--A. parvus Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. persimilis Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. picinus Harold 1867 [incl. A. boucomonti Paulian 1937, A. duplopunctatus Lea 1923] CW92
    |--A. scutellaris H37
    |--A. semicoecus (Macleay 1888) [=Ammaecius semicoecus] CW92
    |--A. semicornutus (Macleay 1871) [=Ammoecius semicornutus] CW92
    |--A. setipennis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. similis Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    |--A. simulator Harold 1868 CW92
    |--A. sparsicollis Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. speculator Blackburn 1891 CW92
    |--A. spinipennis Lea 1923 CW92
    |--A. spissus Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. spretulus T90
    |--A. strigifrons Schmidt 1921 CW92
    |--A. taylori Petrovitz 1975 CW92
    |--A. thoracicus Petrovitz 1971 CW92
    |--A. torridus Blackburn 1892 CW92
    |--A. tweedensis Blackburn 1904 CW92
    |--A. vulpes Petrovitz 1961 CW92
    `--A. walkeri Blackburn 1904 CW92

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CW92] Cassis, G., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Aphodiinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 81–105. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[H37] Hinton, H. E. 1937. Ataenius chapini, sp. n., from Mexico (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 39 (1): 3–8.

[T90] Tashiro, H. 1990. Insecta: Coleoptera Scarabaeidae larvae. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1191–1209. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

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