Database Details : World Scarabaeidae Database

Full name: World Scarabaeidae Database UPDATED!
Short name: Scarabs
Version: Jan 2019
Release date: 2019-01-07
Authors/editors: Schoolmeesters P.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeoidea
English name of the group: Scarab beetles
Number of living species 39,277
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2,396
Number of extinct species: 279
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 15,550
Number of common names: 829
Total number of names: 58,331
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. (2019). Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database (version Jan 2019). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.