Database Details : World Scarabaeidae Database

Full name: World Scarabaeidae Database UPDATED!
Short name: Scarabs
Version: Jan 2018
Release date: 2018-01-31
Authors/editors: Schoolmeesters P.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - superfamily Scarabaeoidea
English name of the group: Scarab beetles
Number of living species 39,035
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2,429
Number of extinct species: 277
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 15,568
Number of common names: 612
Total number of names: 57,921
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. (2018). Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jan 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.