Aphodius contaminatus

Aphodius contaminatus

''Aphodius contaminatus '' is a species of scarab beetles native to Europe.
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Naming

The taxonomy of the Scarabaeoidea is under discussion between splitters and lumpers, resulting in this species being classified as either family Scarabaeidae, genus Aphodius, subgenus Nimbus or alternatively family Aphodiidae, genus Nimbus, hence either addressed as Aphodius contaminatus or Nimbus contaminatus.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyScarabaeidae
GenusAphodius
SpeciesA. contaminatus
Photographed in
Netherlands