Lapland Carrion Beetle

Thanatophilus lapponicus

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Lapland Carrion Beetle
Scientific Name: 
Thanatophilus lapponicus
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Beetle
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Coleoptera
Family: 
Silphidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0
Habitat
Dominant species in open habitats, high elevation sites, Cold adapted, occurs at high elevations in mountains (Anderson and Peck, 1985)
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Distribution

Ecozones

Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic, Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains, Hudson Plains
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Distribution

Score: 
G
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Number of Occurrences

17
Score: 
BE
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Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Threats

Score: 
C

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
S Rank: 
S4S5
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted ranks by Robert Anderson and Jane Allison, as part of a contract to rank carrion beetles across Canada (2012); Reviewed ranks by Chandra Venables (2012-2014) under contract for northern beetles assessment with Environment Canada (National General Status Assessment) ? no change
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2014

References

Ecozones

  • Anderson S.R. and Stewart B. Peck (1985) The Insects and Arachnids of Canada: Part 13. The Crrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae. Agriculture Canada http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmonographs/insects_and_arachnids_part_13.pdf - B167 Return

Habitat

  • Anderson S.R. and Stewart B. Peck (1985) The Insects and Arachnids of Canada: Part 13. The Crrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae. Agriculture Canada http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmonographs/insects_and_arachnids_part_13.pdf - B167 Return

Naming

  • Anderson S.R. and Stewart B. Peck (1985) The Insects and Arachnids of Canada: Part 13. The Crrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae. Agriculture Canada http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmonographs/insects_and_arachnids_part_13.pdf - B167 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Anderson S.R. and Stewart B. Peck (1985) The Insects and Arachnids of Canada: Part 13. The Crrion Beetles of Canada and Alaska. Coleoptera: Silphidae and Agyrtidae. Agriculture Canada http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmonographs/insects_and_arachnids_part_13.pdf - B167 Return

Range Extent

  • Goodrich, L. J., S. C. Crocoll, and S. E. Senner. (1996) Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus). In The Birds of North America,. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists? Union, Washington, D.C. No. 218 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA - B137 Return