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ORPHNINAE is a subfamily of beetles in the scarab beetle family, Scarabaeidae
Scarabaeidae
. There are two tribes in the family, the New World Aegidiini and the Old World
Old World
Orphnini. They are mostly tropical beetles.

As of 2013 there are about 195 species in the subfamily. They are classified in 15 genera: 4 in the tribe Aegidiini and 11 in the Orphnini. In addition, the genus Stenosternus is provisionally placed in the Aegidiini.

TAXONOMY

Taxa include:

* Tribe Aegidiini

* Genus Aegidiellus * Genus Aegidium * Genus Aegidinus * Genus Paraegidium * Genus Stenosternus

* Tribe Orphnini

* Genus Madecorphnus * Genus Pseudorphnus * Genus Renorphnus * Genus Triodontus

REFERENCES

* ^ A B Jameson, M. L. and F. C. Ocampo. Orphninae. Generic Guide to New World
New World
Scarab Beetles. University of Nebraska State Museum. 2005 Version. * ^ A B C Frolov, A. (2013). Stenosternus Karsch, a possible link between Neotropical and Afrotropical Orphninae
Orphninae
(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). ZooKeys 335 33-46. * ^ Frolov, A. V. and O. Montreuil. (2009). A new genus of Orphninae
Orphninae
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Madagascar. Zoosystematica Rossica 18(1)

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