0015. <I>Ozodius</I> , n. gen., for the Australian members of the genus <I>Drepanocanthoides</I> Schmidt (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)

  • Paul E. Skelley


The genus name Drepanocanthoides Schmidt has recently been applied to Australian and North American taxa, based on generic concepts following separate designations of different type species. Drepanocanthoides, type species Aphodius walshii Horn, is a Nearctic genus that is not congeneric with the Australian members. The new name Ozodius, n. gen., is here proposed for the Australian taxa, with Aphodius neglectus Schmidt designated as the type species. All Australian members of Drepanocanthoides are transferred to Ozodius.