Three Fossil Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) From the Kenya Miocene

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1976
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Paulian R.
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Intensive work on Early Miocene deposits in the Rusinga and Mfwangano Islands of Lake Victoria, has brought to light a highly significant palaeontological collection of mammals (Leakey 1967). In addition to these, many arthropods have also been uncovered. Of these, the Coleoptera were submitted to Dr. Crowson, who recognized among them a fair number of Scarabaeidae. The greatest number of these belong to the Melolonthinae, a quite natural feature as the subfamily is often highly conspicuous in the field, with massive appearances seasonally which should favour recovery as fossils. A few specimens could be referred to Rutelinae and to Cetoniinae. Three specimens seem to belong to the Scarabaeinae, and will be described here.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 31 (158), p. 1-4