The generic classification of the Afrotropical Bolboceratini is discussed. Fourteen genera are recognized, five of them new: Bolboceratellus, Bolbodius, Bolboceratex, Namibiobolbus and Meridiobolbus. Microbolbus Vulcano et al. is synonymized with Mimobolbus Vulcano et al. Bolbaffroides and Bolboceratops are raised to generic rank. The genera are keyed, diagnosed, and their species are listed. Many new combinations are proposed, mainly for species hitherto combined with Bolboceras Kirby.

Coleoptera; Geotrupidae; Bolboceratini; key, genera; Afrotropical; checklists, species
Zoologische Mededelingen

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Krikken, J. (1984). A generic reclassification of the Afrotropical Bolboceratini (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 58(3), 23–45.