Phanaeus miles Castelnau 1840
- Type specimens and names assigned to Coprophanaeus (Megaphanaeus) d’Olsoufieff, 1924, the largest New World dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Phanaeini)
- Phanaeus miles
Type specimen: Unknown to us. Type locality: ‘ Cayenne ’ (Castelnau, 1840). Nomenclatural history: In the same way as for P. heros, to our knowledge, the first author to include P. miles among the synonyms of C. lancifer was Lacordaire (1856), who considered Castelnau’s description as referring to males specimens of C. lancifer. This synonymy was followed by all subsequent revisers and cataloguers (Nevinson 1892; Gillet 1911; d’Olsoufieff 1924; Pessôa 1934; Blackwelder 1944; Edmonds & Zídek 2010). No syntypes were found and, therefore, a lectotype designation is not possible at the moment. See the discussion on P. sylvanus for more details.
- Phanaeus miles Castelnau 1840