Database Details : World Scarabaeidae Database

Full name: World Scarabaeidae Database UPDATED!
Short name: Scarabs
Version: 2019-11-02
Release date: 2019-11-02
Authors/editors: Schoolmeesters P.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeoidea
English name of the group: Scarab beetles
Number of living species 39,717
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2,403
Number of extinct species: 279
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 28,578
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 70,977
Abstract: The World Scarabaeidae Database is currently only accessible through this checklist. It is included on the Annual Checklist by kind permission of Paul Schoolmeesters ( The Scarabids are a large family of beetles, believed to include about 35,000 species.
Organization: Individual custodian
Bibliographic citation: Schoolmeesters P. (2020). Scarabs: Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version 2019-11-02). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2020-04-16 Beta (Roskov Y.; Ower G.; Orrell T.; Nicolson D.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.M.; Bourgoin T.; DeWalt R.E.; Decock W.; Nieukerken E. van; Penev L.; eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.