Chelotrupes Jekel, 1866 is elevated to a valid genus and C. matutinalis (Baudi, 1870) n. comb. is resurrected as a valid species. The neotype of C. hiostius (Gené, 1836) n. comb. as well as the lectotypes of C. matutinalis n. comb. and C. momus (Olivier, 1789) n. comb. are designated. Complete illustrations are given for C. matutinalis n. comb. as well as for C. hiostius n. comb. and C. momus n. comb.
Insecta, Coleoptera, Geotrupidae, Chelotrupes, Typhaeus, new combinations, neotype, lectotype, bionomics.