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A Seven-Legged Scorpion: The First Teratological Leg Absence Found In Scorpio Maurus Fuscus (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae), David David Dec 2015

A Seven-Legged Scorpion: The First Teratological Leg Absence Found In Scorpio Maurus Fuscus (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae), David David

Euscorpius

A teratological leg absence anomaly is reported and discussed in a Scorpio maurus fuscus (Scorpionidae) specimen from Israel. In this scorpion, the third right leg is completely missing, and the fourth right leg has a deformed coxa, which abuts the entire lateral edge of the sternum. The area anterior to the sternum is visibly curved to the right. This is the first leg absence anomaly reported in scorpions.


Malformed Pedipalp Finger Dentition Of The Scorpion Superstitionia Donensis (Scorpiones: Superstitioniidae), Matthew R. Graham Dec 2015

Malformed Pedipalp Finger Dentition Of The Scorpion Superstitionia Donensis (Scorpiones: Superstitioniidae), Matthew R. Graham

Euscorpius

A novel deformity of pedipalp finger dentition is presented from the scorpion Superstitionia donensis. This anomaly, present on the left pedipalp chela only, is herein described and discussed in regards to possible problems it could cause with species identification.


Name-Bearing Types Of Scorpions Deposited At The Institute Of Ecology And Systematics, Havana, Cuba (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Luis F. De Armas Dec 2015

Name-Bearing Types Of Scorpions Deposited At The Institute Of Ecology And Systematics, Havana, Cuba (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Luis F. De Armas

Euscorpius

In the Institute of Ecology and Systematics, Havana, there are deposited 76 name-bearing types (holotypes, lectotypes, and syntypes) of scorpions belonging to 10 genera of the families Buthidae (Alayotityus, Centruroides, Microtityus, Rhopalurus, Tityopsis, Tityus) and Scorpionidae: Diplocentrinae (Cazierius, Didymocentrus, Diplocentrus, Heteronebo). Most of these materials are from the West Indies, mainly the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Navassa, Jamaica, Puerto Rico), but several are from Mexico. The collection includes species described mostly by P. Franganillo Balboa (1930–1936), A. Moreno Bonilla (1938–1940), and L. F. de Armas and his collaborators (E. J. Marcano Fondeur, E. Martín-Frías, and A. J. Abud ...


Scorpions Of Gaziantep Province, Turkey (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Ayşegül Karataş, Mehmet Çolak Dec 2015

Scorpions Of Gaziantep Province, Turkey (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Ayşegül Karataş, Mehmet Çolak

Euscorpius

This study includes the results of the field studies in Gaziantep Province, which is located in the south-southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. In 1998–2005, 112 scorpion specimens were collected in this area. They belong to five species of the family Buthidae (Androctonus crassicauda, Compsobuthus matthiesseni, Leiurus quinquestriatus, Mesobuthus eupeus nordmanni), and one species of Scorpionidae (Scorpio maurus fuscus). Information about these species is provided; ecological notes are included.


The Genus Auyantepuia González-Sponga, 1978 Is Confirmed As A Synonym Of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones: Chactidae), Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet Dec 2015

The Genus Auyantepuia González-Sponga, 1978 Is Confirmed As A Synonym Of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones: Chactidae), Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet

Euscorpius

The genus Auyantepuia González-Sponga, 1978 is confirmed as a synonym of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones: Chactidae). It was correctly synonymized with Broteochactas by Francke & Boos (1986) and listed as such by Soleglad & Fet (2003) but resurrected by Lourenço & Araújo (2004). We reconfirm that the generic name Auyantepuia, based on the type species Broteochactas scorzai Dagert, 1957 from Venezuela, is a synonym of Broteochactas, based on the type species Broteochactas nitidus Pocock, 1893 from Trinidad. All other seven “short-fingered” species from French Guiana and Brazil, classified by Lourenço & Araújo (2004) under Auyantepuia, belong to the genus Neochactas Soleglad et Fet, 2003 ...


Taxonomic Position Of Species Of The Genus Buthacus Birula, 1908 Described By Ehrenberg And Lourenço, And Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík Dec 2015

Taxonomic Position Of Species Of The Genus Buthacus Birula, 1908 Described By Ehrenberg And Lourenço, And Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík

Euscorpius

Lectotypes are designated for Androctonus (Leiurus) leptochelys Ehrenberg, 1829, Androctonus (Leiurus) thebanus Ehrenberg, 1828 and Androctonus (Leiurus) macrocentrus Ehrenberg, 1828. In recent papers the latter two species have been regarded as synonyms of Buthacus leptochelys, however its type series is composed of seven specimens that in reality belong to three species. The type series of Androctonus leptochelys includes specimens belonging to Buthacus leptochelys and Buthacus spatzi (Birula, 1911), and the type series of Androctonus macrocentrus includes specimens belonging to Buthacus leptochelys and Buthacus tadmorensis (Simon, 1892). In order to preserve stability, I designate as the lectotype of A. leptochelys a ...


Three New Species Of The Genera Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 And Scorpiopsm Peters, 1861 From Asia (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae, Scorpiopinae), František Kovařík Dec 2015

Three New Species Of The Genera Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 And Scorpiopsm Peters, 1861 From Asia (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae, Scorpiopinae), František Kovařík

Euscorpius

Euscorpiops beccaloniae sp. n. from Myanmar, E. novaki sp. n. from Tibet, and Scorpiops demisi sp. n. from India are described and compared with other species of these and related genera. A key to the species of the Euscorpiops is provided. In Euscorpiops beccaloniae sp. n. external trichobothria on the patella number 18 (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 5 et) and ventral trichobothria on the patella number 12. Pedipalp fingers in the male are flexed, female is unknown. In E. novaki sp. n. external trichobothria on the patella number 19 (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 5 ...


Editorial: "Euscorpius" At 50, Victor Fet, Michael E. Soleglad Dec 2015

Editorial: "Euscorpius" At 50, Victor Fet, Michael E. Soleglad

Euscorpius

Five years since its conception, “Euscorpius”, the online peer-reviewed research journal devoted to scorpion science, celebrates its 50th issue today with its 50th author, and shows no signs of aging or slowing down. We celebrate these achievements together with the colleagues and friends all around the world, since success of “Euscorpius” became possible only through collaboration, networking, and mutual support—aptly provided in the Internet environment. No other medium allows so much connectivity, rapid response, and coordination as this marvelous modern communication device. For us, “Euscorpius” in its five years became much more than a journal—it is part of ...


Conspectus Genericus Scorpionorum 1758–2006 (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Gérard Dupré Dec 2015

Conspectus Genericus Scorpionorum 1758–2006 (Arachnida: Scorpiones), Gérard Dupré

Euscorpius

Genus-group names introduced for all extant scorpions in 1758–2006, are listed. The treatment follows the Conspectus of Francke (1985), with considerable additional information accumulated during intensive scorpio-logical research of 1983–2006. We list, as currently valid, 191 genus-group names, which include 167 genera and 24 non-nominotypic subgenera. The list also includes all available genus-group synonyms as well as unavailable names and detected incorrect spellings.


Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Vi. Lorestan Province, Shahrokh Navidpour, Hassan H. Nayebzadeh, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, František Kovařík, Mohammad Hassan Kayedi Dec 2015

Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Vi. Lorestan Province, Shahrokh Navidpour, Hassan H. Nayebzadeh, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, František Kovařík, Mohammad Hassan Kayedi

Euscorpius

Ten species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the Lorestan Province of Iran. Of these, five species are recorded from the province for the first time: Hottentotta zagrosensis Kovařík, 1997; Mesobuthus eupeus phillipsii (Pocock, 1889); Orthochirus iranus Kovařík, 2004; Razianus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903) ; and Scorpio maurus townsendi (Pocock, 1900). One new species is described, Hottentotta lorestanus sp. n.; it can be easily distinguished from the other four species of the genus known from Iran by its coloration; it is the only Iranian species which has the entire pedipalps yellow and the metasomal segments I to IV greenish ...


The Genus Vachoniolus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Oman, Graeme Lowe Dec 2015

The Genus Vachoniolus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Oman, Graeme Lowe

Euscorpius

Study of new material collected in Oman by ultraviolet detection revealed three species of Vachoniolus, an unusual genus of psammophilous buthid scorpion distinguished by grossly swollen male pedipalp chelae. The presence of the type species, V. globimanus Levy, Amitai et Shulov, 1973, in Oman is confirmed, and two new species are described: V. batinahensis sp. nov. from the Al Batinah coastal plain north of the Al Hajar mountains, and V. gallagheri sp. nov. from desert alluvial fans south and west of the Al Hajar mountains. The number of Vachoniolus species is thereby raised to four, including V. iranus Navidpour et ...


Etudes On Iurids, Iv. Observations On Calchas Gruberi From Megisti Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Iuridae), Iasmi Stathi, Victor Fet, Michael E. Soleglad Dec 2015

Etudes On Iurids, Iv. Observations On Calchas Gruberi From Megisti Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Iuridae), Iasmi Stathi, Victor Fet, Michael E. Soleglad

Euscorpius

A series of Calchas specimens from the Greek island of Megisti (= Kastelorizo) was examined. It is shown by detailed analysis of several key diagnostic characters that this population from Megisti Island belongs to C. gruberi Fet, Soleglad et Kovařík, 2009. Therefore, C. nordmanni Birula, 1899 is not present in Greek fauna. The population of C. gruberi from Megisti comprises the largest specimens so far reported.


A New Case Of Duplication Of The Metasoma And Telson In The Scorpion Euscorpius Flavicaudis (Degeer, 1778) (Euscorpiidae), Wilson R. Lourenço, Florian Hypolite Dec 2015

A New Case Of Duplication Of The Metasoma And Telson In The Scorpion Euscorpius Flavicaudis (Degeer, 1778) (Euscorpiidae), Wilson R. Lourenço, Florian Hypolite

Euscorpius

The specimen presented in this note is a juvenile female of Euscorpius flavicaudis (DeGeer, 1778), with a total length of 13 mm, including the telson. It was collected by the junior author, while searching for scor-pions in the Alps, during the early summer of 2010, at Laragne-Montéglin, Hautes-Alpes in France.


Taxonomic Position Of The Genus Simonoides Vachon Et Farzanpay, 1987, And Description Of A New Species Of Orthochirus Karsch From Iran (Scorpiones, Buthidae), František Kovařík, Victor Fet Dec 2015

Taxonomic Position Of The Genus Simonoides Vachon Et Farzanpay, 1987, And Description Of A New Species Of Orthochirus Karsch From Iran (Scorpiones, Buthidae), František Kovařík, Victor Fet

Euscorpius

Simonoides Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987 is synonymized with Orthochirus Karsch, 1891. Lectotype is designated for Simonoides farzanpayi Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987. Orthochirus sobotniki Kovařík, 2004 is synonymized with Orthochirus farzanpayi (Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987), comb. n. Orthochirus gruberi, sp. n. (Iran) is described and dis-tinguished from all other Iranian species of the genus on a combination of two characters, the presence of rows of granules with internal and external granules on the movable fingers of pedipalps and hirsuteness of the entire me-tasoma and telson.


Two New Species Of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Northern Oman, Graeme Lowe Dec 2015

Two New Species Of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Northern Oman, Graeme Lowe

Euscorpius

Two new endemic species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908, are described from the Al Hajar Mountains of northern Oman: H. pellucidus sp. nov., from the Shir Plateau of Jabal Bani Jabir in the eastern Al Hajar, characterized by: medium size, uniform yellow color, dense cover of long and short macrosetae on pedipalps, legs and metasoma, only two macrosetae on tergite posterior margins, and slender male pedipalp chelae with very weakly scalloped fingers; and H. saxinatans sp. nov., from Jabal Akhdar in the western Al Hajar, characterized by: medium size, uniform yellow color with faint fuscosity on metasomal carinae, nearly bare body ...


Observations On Prey-Capture Behavior Of Androctonus Crassicauda (Olivier, 1807) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Northern Iraq, Alexander K. Stewart Dec 2015

Observations On Prey-Capture Behavior Of Androctonus Crassicauda (Olivier, 1807) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Northern Iraq, Alexander K. Stewart

Euscorpius

Modern studies of scorpion prey-capture behavior have included several genera from a variety of habitats and have demonstrated that scorpions have a limited, yet similar, repertoire of reactions towards their prey. These experiments, however, by necessity have dealt with scorpions under the ecologically artificial conditions of an indoor laboratory. The experimental design presented here included both indoor and outdoor laboratory experiments to study the prey capture in Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807). Thirty indoor and twenty outdoor experiments recorded scorpion activities from initial prey recognition to prey ingestion. By experimenting with this indigenous species in its harsh environment (an outdoor laboratory ...


Redescription Of Scorpiops Margerisonae Kovařík, 2000, With The First Record Of Its Female, From China (Xizang) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae), Zhi-Yong Di, Ming-Sheng Zhu Dec 2015

Redescription Of Scorpiops Margerisonae Kovařík, 2000, With The First Record Of Its Female, From China (Xizang) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae), Zhi-Yong Di, Ming-Sheng Zhu

Euscorpius

Scorpiops margerisonae Kovařík, 2000 (Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae), from China (Xizang) is redescribed; its female is reported and depicted here for the first time.


Rare Or Poorly Known Scorpions From Colombia. Iv. Additions, Synonymies And New Records (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae), Rolando Teruel, César A. Roncallo Dec 2015

Rare Or Poorly Known Scorpions From Colombia. Iv. Additions, Synonymies And New Records (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae), Rolando Teruel, César A. Roncallo

Euscorpius

The results of the study of new samples of scorpions from Colombia are presented. Tityus erikae Lourenço, 1999 is demonstrated to be a junior synonym of Tityus tayrona Lourenço, 1991, and the adult female of Tarsoporosus macuira Teruel et Roncallo, 2007 is described for the first time. Also, new locality records and supplementary information on morphological variability (including some diagnosis updates) are given for Centruroides margaritatus (Gervais, 1841), Rhopalurus caribensis Teruel et Roncallo, 2008, Tityus tayrona, and Tarsoporosus macuira.


On The Adult Female Of Oiclus Nanus Teruel Et Chazal, 2010 (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae: Diplocentrinae), Rolando Teruel, Léonard Chazal Dec 2015

On The Adult Female Of Oiclus Nanus Teruel Et Chazal, 2010 (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae: Diplocentrinae), Rolando Teruel, Léonard Chazal

Euscorpius

The adult female of Oiclus nanus Teruel et Chazal, 2010 is herein described for the first time, on the basis of a topotypic specimen. Taxonomic diagnosis of this species endemic from Guadeloupe is emended, and the comparison to its closest relative is also improved.


Two New Species Of The Genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 From Malaysia (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae), František Kovařík Dec 2015

Two New Species Of The Genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 From Malaysia (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae), František Kovařík

Euscorpius

Two new species of Chaerilus are described. C. ojangureni sp. n. is most similar to C. laevimanus Pocock, 1899, from which it differs in the presence of carinae on the dorsal surface of metasomal segments and in having trichobothrium d2 situated on the dorsal surface of the patella of pedipalps. C. sejnai sp. n. is 16 to 22 mm long, only slightly smaller than C. celebensis Pocock, 1894, C. petrzelkai Kovařík, 2000 and C. rectimanus Pocock, 1899. It is most similar to C. rectimanus from Malaysia, whose males however lack a pronounced internal tubercle on the patella of pedipalps ...


First Report On Hottentotta Tamulus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Sri Lanka, And Its Medical Importance, Kithsiri B. Ranawana, Nandana P. Dinamithra, Sivapalan Sivansuthan, Ironie I. Nagasena, František Kovařík, Senanayake A.M. Kularatne Dec 2015

First Report On Hottentotta Tamulus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Sri Lanka, And Its Medical Importance, Kithsiri B. Ranawana, Nandana P. Dinamithra, Sivapalan Sivansuthan, Ironie I. Nagasena, František Kovařík, Senanayake A.M. Kularatne

Euscorpius

A scorpion species proved to be lethal to humans was recently recorded from Jaffna Peninsula (9°40'0''N 80°0'0''E, mean annual temperature 26.2°C), in the northern dry zone of Sri Lanka. This species is morphologically different from all other known scorpions in Sri Lanka. The species was identified as Hottentotta tamulus (Scorpiones: Buthidae), which is commonly found in Maharashtra, India, the closest mainland to Sri Lanka. Small children and housewives were most of the victims. Soon after sting, the patient develops intense pain at the site of sting followed by numbed sensation. Dominant clinical ...


Another New Sub-Fossil Species Of Scorpion Of The Genus Palaeogrosphus Lourenço, 2000 From Malagasy Copal (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Wilson R. Lourenço, Hans Henderickx Dec 2015

Another New Sub-Fossil Species Of Scorpion Of The Genus Palaeogrosphus Lourenço, 2000 From Malagasy Copal (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Wilson R. Lourenço, Hans Henderickx

Euscorpius

Palaeogrosphus jacquesi sp. n., the third known sub-fossil scorpion from Malagasy copal, is described. This is the fourth record of a sub-fossil scorpion in copal. The copal specimen was collected in the mines of the region of Sambava, Province of Antsiranana in the northeast of Madagascar. It belongs to the genus Palaeogrosphus Lourenço, 2000, described from Madagascar, and now represented by two sub-fossil species.


Review Of The Genus Neobuthus Hirst, 1911 With Description Of A New Species From Ethiopia (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe Dec 2015

Review Of The Genus Neobuthus Hirst, 1911 With Description Of A New Species From Ethiopia (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe

Euscorpius

We define key characters distinguishing between the genera Neobuthus Hirst, 1911 and Butheolus Simon, 1882. Butheolus ferrugineus Kraepelin, 1898 is transferred to the genus Neobuthus which includes only African species, in contrast to the genus Butheolus which now includes only species inhabiting the Arabian Peninsula. Neobuthus awashensis sp. n. from Ethiopia is described and compared with two closely related species, Neobuthus ferrugineus (Kraepelin, 1898) comb. n. and Neobuthus berberensis Hirst, 1911. Recent collection of 78 specimens enabled direct comparisons of all three closely related species from their respective localities and discovery of characters hitherto not apparent from discolored specimens preserved ...


Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part Viii. Fars Province, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet, František Kovařík, Michael E. Soleglad Dec 2015

Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part Viii. Fars Province, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet, František Kovařík, Michael E. Soleglad

Euscorpius

18 species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the Fars Province of Iran. Of these, four species are recorded from the province for the first time: Compsobuthus persicus Navidpour, Soleglad, Fet et Kovařík, 2008, Mesobuthus eupeus persicus (Pocock, 1899), Odontobuthus bidentatus Lourenço et Pézier, 2002, and Scorpio maurus townsendi (Pocock, 1900). Also presented is a key to all species of scorpions found in the province.


A Novel Thermal Gradient Design For Small-Bodied Ectotherms, Michael M. Webber, Robert W. Bryson Jr. Dec 2015

A Novel Thermal Gradient Design For Small-Bodied Ectotherms, Michael M. Webber, Robert W. Bryson Jr.

Euscorpius

For ectothermic organisms, environmental temperatures can influence a variety of life history traits. Experimental thermal gradients created in the laboratory are useful tools to examine the thermoregulatory behaviors of these organisms. Here, we provide details on the construction of a novel, cost-effective thermal gradient to study thermoregulatory behaviors in small-bodied nocturnal ectotherms.


Euscorpiops Thaomischi Sp. N. From Vietnam And A Key To Species Of The Genus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae), František Kovařík Dec 2015

Euscorpiops Thaomischi Sp. N. From Vietnam And A Key To Species Of The Genus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae), František Kovařík

Euscorpius

Euscorpiops thaomischi sp. n. from Vietnam is described and compared with other species of the genus Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980. A key to the species of Euscorpiops is provided. In Euscorpiops thaomischi sp. n. external trichobothria on the patella number 18 (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 5 et) and ventral trichobothria on the patella number 11 or 12. Pedipalp fingers of both sexes are flexed without sexual dimorphism.


Mesobuthus Caucasicus (Nordmann, 1840) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Turkey, Ayşegül Karataş Dec 2015

Mesobuthus Caucasicus (Nordmann, 1840) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In Turkey, Ayşegül Karataş

Euscorpius

Although Mesobuthus caucasicus was listed from Turkey in the literature, information about this species was confused and needed confirmation. Distribution of M. caucasicus is studied and new geographical records are given. As a result of field studies, M. caucasicus is confirmed from three certain localities in Turkey. In addition, some bioecological information is provided.


The Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) Of Sint Eustatius, Lesser Antilles, Rolando Teruel, Hannah Madden Dec 2015

The Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) Of Sint Eustatius, Lesser Antilles, Rolando Teruel, Hannah Madden

Euscorpius

In the present note, we revise the scorpion fauna of the small island of Sint Eustatius, in the Lesser Antilles. A total of two families, three genera and three species are confirmed to occur there: the buthids Centruroides barbudensis (Pocock, 1898) and Isometrus maculatus (DeGeer, 1778), and the scorpionid Oiclus purvesii (Becker, 1880). These include the first record of the occurrence in Sint Eustatius of the family Scorpionidae and the genus Oiclus Simon, 1880, as well as the first published findings of I. maculatus since 1942. A key to the easy identification of all three species is provided.


Ontogenetic Shifts In Microhabitat Use, Foraging And Temporal Activity For The Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides Vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae), C. Neal Mcreynolds Dec 2015

Ontogenetic Shifts In Microhabitat Use, Foraging And Temporal Activity For The Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides Vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae), C. Neal Mcreynolds

Euscorpius

Ontogenetic shifts in activity and habitat use by the scorpion Centruroides vittatus in Laredo, Texas can occur with shifts in microhabitat use, the height of the scorpion in vegetation and seasonal and lunar activity among different sizes of C. vittatus but not taxa of prey in the diet. The microhabitat use by the different size classes was significantly different with significant associations among the cacti with a high frequency of larger scorpions on prickly pear cactus and strawberry cactus and between grass and other vegetation with a high frequency of smaller scorpions on grass. A comparison of the mean height ...


A New Scorpion Genus (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) From Mexico, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet Dec 2015

A New Scorpion Genus (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) From Mexico, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet

Euscorpius

A new vaejovid genus from Mexico, Franckeus, gen. nov., is described based on unique neobothriotaxy. Species placed in this genus are from the Vaejovis “nigrescens” group (previously called the “nitidulus” group). Six species comprise this new genus, distributed throughout Mexico (mainland as well as Baja California Sur): Franckeus nitidulus, F. rubrimanus, F. platnicki, F. minckleyi, F. kochi and F. peninsularis. A new species of the Vaejovis “nigrescens” group, Vaejovis davidi, sp. nov., is also described.