Welcome to the future new home of the Scarabaeinae Research Network, an international group of dung beetle taxonomists, ecologists and systematists working together to establish scarabaeine dung beetles as an invertebrate focal taxon for biodiversity study and conservation.

We are under construction now - but please stay tuned for an updated portal of Scarabaeinae information.

Together we aim to:

1. Synthesize Scarabaeinae taxonomic and identification resources

2. Standardize methods for sampling scarabaeine communities worldwide

3. Develop priorities for scarabaeine research on key global conservation issues

  • IUCN Selected Red List Authority

4. Serve as a model for future invertebrate focal taxa development efforts

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith