PEER REVIEWED BOOK

Davis, A.L.V., Deschodt, C.M. and Scholtz, C.H. (2020) Conservation assessment of Scarabaeine dung beetles in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia: IUCN Red List categories, atlas and ecological notes. Suricata 6. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, pp i–799.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Deschodt, C.M., Sole, C.L. and Scholtz, C.H. (2020) Upsa centennial, a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Endroedyolini) from the Southern Mistbelt forest in South Africa: celebrating 100 years of entomology at the University of Pretoria. Zootaxa. 4728(3): 357–362.

Daniel, G.M., Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Sole, C.L. (2020) The enigmatic dung beetle genus, Stiptopodius Harold, 1871 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) revisited: new species descriptions from southern Africa. Zootaxa 4763(3): 394–404.

Mlambo, S., Scholtz, C.H. and Deschodt, C.M. (2019) Grebennikovius, a new genus to accommodate Epactoides basilewskyi (Balthasar, 1960) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Deltochilini). Zootaxa. 4544(1): 113–118.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Daniel, G.M. (2019) The endemic Southern African genus Epirinus Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) revisited: five new species and two new synonyms. Zootaxa. 4603(2): 327–340.

Davis, A.L.V., Deschodt, C.M. and Scholtz, C.H. (2019) Defining new dung beetle tribes to resolve discrepancies between phylogeny and tribal classification in the subfamily Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zootaxa. 4608(1): 131–144.

Deschodt, C.M. and Davis, A.L.V. (2019) New or revalidated Southern African species in the dung beetle genus Gyronotus van Lansberge, 1874 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) with an updated key. Zootaxa. 4624(2): 275–282.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Sole, C.L. (2019) A beautiful new species of Hyalonthophagus Palestrini & Giacone, 1988 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Zootaxa. 4648(1): 194–200.

Deschodt, C.M. and Sole, C.L. (2019) A new species of Versicorpus Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz, 2011 (Scarabaeinae: Byrrhidiini) from the Brandberg Mountain, Namibia. Zootaxa. 4671(1): 139–144.

Deschodt, C.M. and Davis, A.L.V. (2018) New deltochiline (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) taxa associated with hyrax dung in arid south western Namibia. Zootaxa 4450(1): 066–076.

Davis, A.L.V. and Deschodt, C.M. (2018) Two new species of Garreta Janssens, 1940 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from rocky mountain habitats in Namibia or the southeast lowlands of Africa. Zootaxa 4450(2): 242–248.

Abdalla, I.H., Deschodt, C.M., Scholtz, C.H. and Sole, C.L. (2018) Descriptions of new species, and redescription of one, in the genus Macroderes Westwood 1842 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) from South Africa. Zootaxa 4504(1): 041–075.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Scholtz, C.H. (2017) Three new species, a synonymy and taxonomic notes on southern African members of the dung beetle genera Scarabaeus s. str. Linnaeus, 1758 and Escarabaeus Zídek & Pokorný, 2011 (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of Natural History. 51(5-6): 299–316.

Deschodt, C.M. and Davis, A.L.V. (2017) Transfer of three species of Namakwanus Scholtz & Howden to Versicorpus Deschodt, Davis & Scholtz or to Namaphilus gen. nov., with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History. 7: 109–114.

Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H., Deschodt, C.M. and Strümpher, W.P. (2016) Edaphic and climatic history has driven current dung beetle species pool and assemblage structure across a transition zone in central South Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 119: 329–347.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Scholtz, C.H. (2016) A new monotypic genus, a species synonymy and nomenclatural corrections in the arid-adapted Canthonini (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) from the Succulent Karoo Biome of south-western Africa. Zootaxa. 4147(4): 490–500.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Scholtz, C.H. (2015) Status changes, new synonymies, key and descriptions of seven new species in the subgenus Scarabaeus (Scarabaeolus) Balthasar 1965 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Zootaxa. 3931(4): 505–527.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Scholtz, C.H. (2015) A new synonymy in the fidius group of Copris Müller 1764 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) and a new species from the highland grasslands of South Africa. Zootaxa. 3949(3): 431–438.

Davis, A.L.V., Stals, R. and Deschodt, C.M. (2015) New replacement name for the species Scarabaeus (Scarabaeolus) nitidus Davis & Deschodt, 2015 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) – not an American pest. Zootaxa. 4057(4): 582–582.

Davis, A.L.V., Swemmer, A.M., Scholtz, C.H., Deschodt, C.M. and Tshikae, B.P. (2014) Roles of environmental variables and land usage as drivers of dung beetle assemblage structure in Mopane woodland. Austral Ecology. 39: 313–327. SUPPORTING INFORMATION

Davis, A.L.V., van Aarde, R.J., Scholtz, C.H., Guldemond, R.A.R., Fourie, J. and Deschodt, C.M. (2013) Is microclimate-driven turnover of dung beetle assemblage structure in regenerating coastal vegetation a precursor to re-establishment of a forest fauna? Journal of Insect Conservation. 17: 565–576.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Scholtz, C.H. (2011) New dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) taxa from arid south-western Africa. Insect Systematics and Evolution. 42(3): 277–294.

Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H., Kryger, U., Deschodt, C.M. and Strümpher, W.P. (2010) Dung beetle assemblage structure in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve: responses to a mosaic of landscape types, vegetation communities, and dung types. Environmental Entomology. 39(3): 811–820.

Deschodt, C.M., Scholtz, C.H. and Kryger, U. (2009) Description of the larva and pupa of Ichnestoma stobbiai Holm 1992 (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), a range-restricted species of conservation concern. African Entomology. 17(1): 43–50.

Deschodt, C.M. and Scholtz, C.H. (2008) Systematics of South African forest-endemic dung beetles: new genera and species of small Canthonini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). African Entomology. 16(1): 91–106.

Davis, A.L.V., Brink, D.J., Scholtz, C.H., Prinsloo, L.C. and Deschodt, C.M. (2008) Functional implications of temperature-correlated colour polymorphism in an iridescent, Scarabaeinae dung beetle. Ecological Entomology. 33: 771–779.

Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H. and Deschodt, C. (2008) Multi-scale determinants of dung beetle assemblage structure across abiotic gradients of the Kalahari-Nama Karoo ecotone, South Africa. Journal of Biogeography. 35: 1465–1480.

Kryger, U., Deschodt, C., Davis, A.L. and Scholtz, C.H. (2007) Effects of cattle treatment with a fluazuron pour-on on survival and reproduction of the dung beetle species Onthophagus gazella (Fabricius). Veterinary Parasitology. 143: 380–384.

Deschodt, C.M., Kryger, U. and Scholtz, C.H. (2007) New taxa of relictual Canthonini dung beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) utilizing rock hyrax middens as refuges in south-western Africa. Insect Systematics and Evolution. 38: 361–376.

Kryger, U., Deschodt, C., Davis, A.L. and Scholtz, C.H. (2006) Effects of cattle treatment with a cypermethrin/cymiazol spray on survival and reproduction of the dung beetle species Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 96: 597–603.

Kryger, U., Deschodt, C. and Scholtz, C.H. (2005) Effects of fluazuron and ivermectin treatment of cattle on the structure of dung beetle communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 105(4): 649–656.

Davis, A.L.V., Scholtz, C.H. and Deschodt, C.M. (2005) A dung beetle survey of selected Gauteng nature reserves: implications for conservation of the provincial Scarabaeinae fauna. African Entomology. 13(1): 1–16.

PUBLICATIONS CURRENTLY UNDER PEER REVIEW

Escobar, F., Davis, A.L.V., Deschodt, C.M., and Scholtz, C.H Maputo Special Reserve and dung beetle conservation in the heterogeneous landscape of the Maputaland Centre of Endemism. Submitted to Bothalia.

Deschodt, C.M., Davis, A.L.V. and Sole, C.L. Revalidation and redescription of a previously synonymized species of Phalops Erichson, 1847 (Scarabaeinae, Onthophagini). Submitted to Zootaxa.

Deschodt, C.M., Harrison, J. Du. G. and Sole, C.L. On the rediscovery of Scarabaeus sevoistra Alluaud, 1902 with new biological notes learned from the iNaturalist website. Submitted to Bothalia.