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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 2016

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

Victor Fet

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.


The First Record Of The Genus Anomalobuthus Kraepelin, 1900 From Iran, With Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet Dec 2016

The First Record Of The Genus Anomalobuthus Kraepelin, 1900 From Iran, With Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

We describe herein a new species of buthid scorpions: Anomalobuthus talebii sp. n. This is the second species assigned to this genus, endemic from sand deserts of Central Asia, as well as the first record of this genus from Iran. The new species is fully illustrated with color photos of holotype habitus, key morphologically diagnostic characters, and habitat.


Taxonomic Position Of The Genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Victor Fet Dec 2016

Taxonomic Position Of The Genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 is a valid genus closely related to Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949, with which it shares most characters including the shape of carinae on the carapace and mesosoma. The main difference is that Sassanidotus has only three granules located proximally to the terminal granule on the movable finger of pedipalp, whereas Compsobuthus and also Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 have four such granules. Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 includes two species, Sassanidotus zarudnyi (Birula, 1900) (type species) from Iran and Sassanidotus gracilis thus zarudnyi sarghadensis Birula, 1903, syn. n.) from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. The neotype is designated for S. zarudnyi.


Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part Ix. Hormozgan Province, With A Description Of Odontobuthus Tavighiae Sp. N. (Buthidae), Shahrokh Navidpour, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, František Kovařík Dec 2016

Scorpions Of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part Ix. Hormozgan Province, With A Description Of Odontobuthus Tavighiae Sp. N. (Buthidae), Shahrokh Navidpour, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, František Kovařík

Victor Fet

Twenty species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the Hormozgan Province of Iran. Of these, eight species and subspecies are recorded from the province for the first time: Buthacus macrocentrus (Ehrenberg, 1828), Compsobuthus persicus Navidpour et al., 2008, Iranobuthus krali Kovařík, 1997, Mesobuthus eupeus persicus (Pocock, 1899), Mesobuthus phillipsii (Pocock, 1889), Odontobuthus bidentatus Lourenço & Pézier, 2002, Odontobuthus doriae (Thorell, 1876), and Razianus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903). Odontobuthus tavighiae sp. n. is described and compared with all species of the genus Odontobuthus Vachon, 1950. Paraorthochirus goyffoni Lourenco et Vachon, 1995 is synonymized with Orthochirus farzanpayi (Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987 ...


On Two Subspecies Of Mesobuthus Eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839) In Turkey (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Ersen Aydın Yağmur, Victor Fet, Shahrokh Navidpour Dec 2016

On Two Subspecies Of Mesobuthus Eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839) In Turkey (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Ersen Aydın Yağmur, Victor Fet, Shahrokh Navidpour

Victor Fet

Examination of 268 specimens of Mesobuthus eupeus eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839) and 1765 specimens of M. eupeus phillipsii (Pocock, 1889) from 163 localities, 92 of them in Turkey, has enabled us to establish distribution of the two subspecies and limits of their ranges in southeastern Turkey. A map of distribution of these subspecies in Turkey and a key to Turkish Mesobuthus species and subspecies are provided. Buthus eupeus philippovitschi Birula, 1905 is synonymized with Mesobuthus eupeus eupeus, and Buthus eupaeus mesopotamicus Penther, 1912 is synonymized with Mesobuthus eupeus phillipsii.


On The Type Locality Of Mesobuthus Vesiculatus (Pocock, 1899) (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Ayşegül Karataş, Victor Fet, Muhammed M. Gharkheloo Dec 2016

On The Type Locality Of Mesobuthus Vesiculatus (Pocock, 1899) (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Ayşegül Karataş, Victor Fet, Muhammed M. Gharkheloo

Victor Fet

The type locality for Mesobuthus vesiculatus (Pocock, 1899) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) is identified as Astarqān, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, at 38°32'03"N, 46°12' 36"E.


A Note On The Scorpions From The Pirin Mountains, Southwestern Bulgaria (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Euscorpiidae), Rolando Teruel, Victor Fet, Luis F. De Armas Dec 2016

A Note On The Scorpions From The Pirin Mountains, Southwestern Bulgaria (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Euscorpiidae), Rolando Teruel, Victor Fet, Luis F. De Armas

Victor Fet

In the present note, four scorpion species are recorded from the Pirin Mountains in southwestern Bulgaria, including the first records for Bulgaria of both Mesobuthus gibbosus (Brullé, 1832) (Buthidae) and the “mingrelicus complex” of the genus Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) (the latter based upon an undetermined species). Also, E. hadzii Caporiacco, 1950 and another undetermined species of Euscorpius belonging to the “carpathicus complex” are recorded from Pirin. The taxonomic affinities of the taxa are discussed, as well as some biogeographical considerations about the scorpions of this poorly studied mountainous area.


Review Of Northwestern African Buthacus, With Description Of Buthacus Stockmanni Sp. N. From Morocco And Western Sahara (Scorpiones, Buthidae), František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, František Šťáhlavský Dec 2016

Review Of Northwestern African Buthacus, With Description Of Buthacus Stockmanni Sp. N. From Morocco And Western Sahara (Scorpiones, Buthidae), František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, František Šťáhlavský

Euscorpius

Northwestern African Buthacus species are revised. Buthacus stockmanni sp. n. from Morocco and Western Sahara is described and fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitat. The hemispermatophore of B. stockmanni sp. n. is illustrated and described. In addition to morphology and hemi-spermatophores, we also describe the karyotypes of B. stockmanni sp. n. (2n=20). B. stockmanni sp. n. is compared with B. occidentalis Vachon, 1953 and B. ziegleri Lourenço, 2000. Both these species are differentiated from B. stockmanni sp. n. geographically and morphologically. The male of B. stockmanni sp. n. has fingers ...


First Report Of Lissothus Occidentalis Vachon, 1950 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Morocco And Western Sahara, With Notes On Ecology And Captive Breeding, Mark Stockmann, Carlos Turiel, Felix Althoff, Graeme Lowe, František Kovařík Dec 2016

First Report Of Lissothus Occidentalis Vachon, 1950 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Morocco And Western Sahara, With Notes On Ecology And Captive Breeding, Mark Stockmann, Carlos Turiel, Felix Althoff, Graeme Lowe, František Kovařík

Euscorpius

Genus Lissothus Vachon, 1948 represented by L. occidentalis Vachon, 1950 is reported for the first time from four localities in Morocco and the Western Sahara. We provide a revised diagnosis of L. occidentalis, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens. Hemispermatophore is also illustrated and described in detail. Furthermore, we describe aspects of the ecology of this species, and provide photos of collection sites and habitats. We also report on the reproductive biology of this species based on captive breeding and rearing. and provide the first envenomation report for the species.


A New Species Of Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Quiché, Northwestern Guatemala, Rony E. Trujillo, Luis F. De Armas Oct 2016

A New Species Of Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Quiché, Northwestern Guatemala, Rony E. Trujillo, Luis F. De Armas

Euscorpius

A new species of the genus Centruroides Marx, 1890 is described from Sotzil Village (15.61775°N, -91.09745°W, 1173 m a.s.l.), Chajul Municipality, Quiché Department, Guatemala, on basis of one female and one male. It closely resembles Centruroides caral Armas et Trujillo, 2013 from northeastern Guatemala (240 Km southeast of Chajul), but male differs by having a most globose pedipalp manus, as well as metasoma clearly more attenuate (len-gth/width ratio: segments II–IV = 2.4, 2.7 and 1.4, respectively; 1.7, 2.2 and 2.5 in the holotype of C. caral, the ...


Scorpions Of The Horn Of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Vi. Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 (Buthidae), With A Description Of C. Eritreaensis Sp. N., František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, Jana Plíšková, František Šťáhlavský Jul 2016

Scorpions Of The Horn Of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Vi. Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949 (Buthidae), With A Description Of C. Eritreaensis Sp. N., František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, Jana Plíšková, František Šťáhlavský

Euscorpius

All four Compsobuthus species of the Horn of Africa were newly collected, C. werneri firstly collected in Eritrea and C. eritreaensis sp. n. discovered during scorpiological expeditions in 2011–2016. Information is provided about their taxonomy, distribution, and ecology, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitat. The hemispermatophore of C. eritreaensis sp. n. is illustrated and described. In addition to morphological analysis, we also describe the karyotype of C. eritreaensis sp. n. (2n=22).


Scorpions Of Sri Lanka (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chaerilidae, Scorpionidae) With Description Of Four New Species Of The Genera Charmus Karsch, 1879 And Reddyanus Vachon, 1972, Stat. N., František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, Kithsiri B. Ranawana, David Hoferek, V. A. Sanjeewa Jayarathne, Jana Plíšková, František Šťáhlavský Mar 2016

Scorpions Of Sri Lanka (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chaerilidae, Scorpionidae) With Description Of Four New Species Of The Genera Charmus Karsch, 1879 And Reddyanus Vachon, 1972, Stat. N., František Kovařík, Graeme Lowe, Kithsiri B. Ranawana, David Hoferek, V. A. Sanjeewa Jayarathne, Jana Plíšková, František Šťáhlavský

Euscorpius

Data about all 18 known scorpion species of Sri Lanka are summarized. All previously known species were newly collected and four new species discovered during a scorpiological expedition in 2015. Information is provided about their taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and reproductive biology, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitat. Subgenus Isometrus (Reddyanus) Vachon, 1972 is elevated to genus level, Reddyanus stat. n., supported by new characters of setation on leg tarsomere II and hemi-spermatophore morphology. Charmus saradieli sp. n., Reddyanus ceylonensis sp. n., R. jayarathnei sp. n., and R. ranawanai sp. n. are ...


New Data On The Distribution Of Butheoloides Littoralis Lourenço, Touloun Et Boumezzough, 2011 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) Oulaid, Oulaid Touloun, Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan, Ali Boumezzough Mar 2016

New Data On The Distribution Of Butheoloides Littoralis Lourenço, Touloun Et Boumezzough, 2011 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) Oulaid, Oulaid Touloun, Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan, Ali Boumezzough

Euscorpius

Morocco is the region in Africa with the highest diversity of Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 species. Until now, the total number of species of this genus known from Morocco is raised to five. A field study conducted in southern Morocco discovered a new specimen of Butheloides littoralis in the Tighmi region (southeast of Tiznit), the most continental site of this species in Morocco. This specimen is the third of this endemic species of Morocco but it is the first male discovered.


Two New Scorpions Of The Genus Chaneke Francke, Teruel Et Santibáñez-López, 2014 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Mexico, František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Graeme Lowe Feb 2016

Two New Scorpions Of The Genus Chaneke Francke, Teruel Et Santibáñez-López, 2014 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Mexico, František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Graeme Lowe

Euscorpius

Herein we describe two new species of the recently discovered buthid scorpion genus Chaneke Francke, Teruel et Santibáñez-López, 2014. Both are from Oaxaca State in southern Mexico: Chaneke hofereki sp. n. based upon adults of both sexes from a single coastal locality, and Chaneke baldazoi sp. n. based upon adult females and juveniles from a mountain site in the Sierra Madre. Additional information is given on their taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and reproductive biology, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, and their habitat.


A New Species Of The Genus Thaicharmus Kovařík, 1995 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Northeast India, Zeeshan A. Mirza, Rajesh V. Sanap, Krushnamegh Kunte Jan 2016

A New Species Of The Genus Thaicharmus Kovařík, 1995 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Northeast India, Zeeshan A. Mirza, Rajesh V. Sanap, Krushnamegh Kunte

Euscorpius

A new species Thaicharmus guptai sp. nov. is described from the northeast Indian state of Tripura. The new species differs from the known members of the genus in the following set of morphological characters: large size (total length 45.6 mm); trichobothrium d2 is distal to i1 on femur; trichobothria est, em and et on the external surface of the patella do not form a straight line. Subaculear tubercle is absent. The movable finger of pedipalp chela has 12 cutting rows of denticles. The movable finger is much longer than the pedipalp patella. Number of pectinal teeth 20 ...


Four New Scorpion Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Amazonian Peru, František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Graeme Lowe, Stefan Friedrich Jan 2016

Four New Scorpion Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Amazonian Peru, František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Graeme Lowe, Stefan Friedrich

Euscorpius

We describe four new species of buthid scorpions from a single Amazonian locality in Peru, situated at the pre-Andean piedmont: Ananteris ashaninka sp. n., Tityus dillerorum sp. n. (a member of the “melanostictus” species-group), Tityus panguana sp. n. (a member of the “bolivianus” species-group), and Tityus wachteli sp. n. (a member of the “clathratus” species-group). Additional information is given on their taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and reproductive biology, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitat.


Review Of The Genus Gint Kovařík Et Al., 2013, With Description Of Two New Species From Somaliland And Somalia (Puntland) (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Tomáš Mazuch Jan 2016

Review Of The Genus Gint Kovařík Et Al., 2013, With Description Of Two New Species From Somaliland And Somalia (Puntland) (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Tomáš Mazuch

Euscorpius

We describe herein two new species, Gint dabakalo sp. n. from Somaliland and G. puntlandus sp. n. from Somalia (Puntland) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Additional information is given on taxonomy and distribution of all four species of genus Gint Kovařík et al., 2013, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitats. True male of G. calviceps is documented for first time, and validates original decisions to create separate genus Gint, and to transfer Buthacus calviceps Pocock, 1900, to that genus.


Two New Scorpions From The Puerto Rican Island Of Vieques, Greater Antilles (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, Mel J. Rivera, Carlos J. Santos Jan 2016

Two New Scorpions From The Puerto Rican Island Of Vieques, Greater Antilles (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, Mel J. Rivera, Carlos J. Santos

Euscorpius

Two new scorpion species of the family Buthidae are described herein: Microtityus vieques sp. n. (a member of the subgenus Parvabsonus Armas, 1974) and Tityus alejandroi sp. n. (belonging to the “quisqueyanus” species-group). Both were collected from pitfall traps in the Puerto Rican satellite island of Vieques, in the Greater Antilles, and the former represents the first official record of the occurrence there of the gens Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966. As expected, the new species have their closest relatives in Puerto Rico. Fully illustrated descriptions and detailed comparisons are provided. Additionally, two other Puerto Rican species of Tityus currently not assigned ...


A New Locality Of Mesobuthus Gibbosus (Brullé, 1832) From Montenegro (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Oskar Wiśniewski, Barbara Olech Jan 2016

A New Locality Of Mesobuthus Gibbosus (Brullé, 1832) From Montenegro (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Oskar Wiśniewski, Barbara Olech

Euscorpius

A new locality close to northwestern boundary of the geographic range is reported for Mesobuthus gibbosus (Brullé, 1832), from Montenegro, Crmnica Region, near Virpazar (42º13' N 19º06' E).


Scorpions Of Ethiopia (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Iii. Genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae), With Description Of Three New Species, František Kovařík, Tomáš Mazuch Jan 2016

Scorpions Of Ethiopia (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part Iii. Genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae), With Description Of Three New Species, František Kovařík, Tomáš Mazuch

Euscorpius

Three new species H. gambelaensis Kovařík, sp. n., H. gibaensis Kovařík, sp. n. and H. novaki Kovařík, sp. n. from Ethiopia are described, compared with other species and fully illustrated with color photos of habitus and localities. Data about the distribution of Hottentotta in Ethiopia including photos of all seven known species and their Ethiopian localities are summarized.


A New Species Of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Hispaniola, Greater Antilles, Rolando Teruel, Luis F. De Armas, František Kovařík Jan 2016

A New Species Of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Hispaniola, Greater Antilles, Rolando Teruel, Luis F. De Armas, František Kovařík

Euscorpius

We describe herein a new species of buthid scorpions, Centruroides lucidus sp. n., from southwestern Dominican Republic (Pedernales and Barahona Provinces), in the Greater Antillean island of Hispaniola. It is most similar to Centruroides nitidus (Thorell, 1876) and Centruroides bani Armas & Marcano, 1987 (both of which occur together with it along the same general area), against which a very detailed comparison is provided. The new species is fully illustrated with color photos of habitus, key diagnostic morphological characters, and habitat.


The First Record Of The Genus Anomalobuthus Kraepelin, 1900 From Iran, With Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet Jan 2016

The First Record Of The Genus Anomalobuthus Kraepelin, 1900 From Iran, With Description Of A New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Shahrokh Navidpour, Victor Fet

Euscorpius

We describe herein a new species of buthid scorpions: Anomalobuthus talebii sp. n. This is the second species assigned to this genus, endemic from sand deserts of Central Asia, as well as the first record of this genus from Iran. The new species is fully illustrated with color photos of holotype habitus, key morphologically diagnostic characters, and habitat.


A Review Of The Genus Leiurus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) With Description Of Four New Species From The Arabian Peninsula, Graeme Lowe, Ersen Aydın Yağmur, František Kovařík Jan 2016

A Review Of The Genus Leiurus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) With Description Of Four New Species From The Arabian Peninsula, Graeme Lowe, Ersen Aydın Yağmur, František Kovařík

Euscorpius

The taxonomy of buthid scorpions belonging to the genus Leiurus Ehrenberg, 1828 is reviewed. Four new species are described from the Arabian Peninsula: L. macroctenus sp. n. from coastal fog deserts in Oman; L. haenggii sp. n. from mountains of the Red Sea coast, Hadramaut and Dhofar, in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman; L. arabicus sp. n. from the central Najd Plateau and eastern plains in Saudi Arabia; and L. heberti sp. n. from Jabal Samhan in Oman. L. brachycentrus (Ehrenberg, 1829) stat. n. from the Tihamah plain of the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia and Yemen is restored ...


Three New Scorpion Species From The Dominican Republic, Greater Antilles (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae), František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel Jan 2016

Three New Scorpion Species From The Dominican Republic, Greater Antilles (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae), František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel

Euscorpius

We describe herein three new species of scorpions from the Dominican Republic, in the Greater Antillean Island of Hispaniola: Microtityus minimus sp. n. (probably the smallest scorpion in the world from the southernmost foothills of the Cordillera Central Mountains), Tityus kindli sp. n. (from the high peaks of eastern Cordillera Central Mountains), and Cazierius neibae sp. n. (from the southern slope of the Sierra de Neiba Mountains). Additional information is given on their taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and reproductive biology, fully complemented with color photos of live and preserved specimens, as well as their habitat. Figure 20 shows the smallest scorpion ...


Redescription Of Androctonus Bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828, And Description Of Androctonus Turieli Sp. N. From Tunisia (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík Jan 2016

Redescription Of Androctonus Bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828, And Description Of Androctonus Turieli Sp. N. From Tunisia (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík

Euscorpius

We redescribe Androctonus bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828, a scorpion species widely distributed across northeast Africa and the Middle East, on the basis of the study of nine original syntypes and supplementary material from its entire distribution area. In order to stabilize nomenclature, we also designate a lectotype, update its diagnosis according to modern standards, and provide a full illustrated complement to facilitate the recognition of this species as compared to all of its congeners. Also, a new, closely related species from eastern Tunisia is described.


A New Species Of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Morocco, Carlos Turiel Jan 2016

A New Species Of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) From Southern Morocco, Carlos Turiel

Euscorpius

A new scorpion species, Hottentotta sousai sp. n. is described based on two males and two females collected around Tan-Tan, in southern Morocco. Sousa et al. (2011) reported four distinct clades within the genus Hottentotta from Morocco. This description of a new species is based on the specimens from the Low Draa Valley clade, which is closely related to Hottentotta gentili (Pallary, 1924). The new species, however, differs from the central clade of H. gentili by 12.1% divergence in COI mitochondrial DNA sequence, and is morphologically characterized primarily by very dense setation over all body parts and a lower ...


First Record Of The Genus Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966, From Puerto Rico, With Description Of Two New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, Mel J. Rivera, Alejandro J. Sánchez Jan 2016

First Record Of The Genus Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966, From Puerto Rico, With Description Of Two New Species (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, Mel J. Rivera, Alejandro J. Sánchez

Euscorpius

In the present note, we report for the first time the genus Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966, from Puerto Rico, on the basis of two new species belonging to the subgenus Parvabsonus Armas, 1974. One of them occurs in the southwest of the main island and is morphologically most similar to Microtityus virginiae Armas, 1999, from Hispaniola, while the other occurs in a small satellite islet offshore the northeast coast and somewhat resembles Microtityus waeringi Francke & Sissom, 1980, from the Virgin Islands.


On The Distribution Of The Genus Rhopalurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In The Southern Caribbean Islands, Rolando Teruel, Michiel A.C. Cozijn Jan 2016

On The Distribution Of The Genus Rhopalurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) In The Southern Caribbean Islands, Rolando Teruel, Michiel A.C. Cozijn

Euscorpius

In the present note, we report on the occurrence of the genus Rhopalurus Thorell, 1898, in the southern Caribbean islands offshore Venezuela. The only published records are from Isla Margarita and Los Roques, but our study of new specimens (including an important collection assembled by the late Pieter Wagenaar Hummelinck) proved this genus to be widely distributed along several archipelagos such as Los Testigos, Los Frailes, and Los Hermanos, as well as the larger, separate islands of Margarita, Cubagua, La Tortuga, and Coche. These specimens are tentatively referred here to Rhopalurus laticauda Thorell, 1876, but their precise identity still warrants ...


Tityus Carolineae Sp. N. From Suriname And Guyana (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Michiel A.C. Cozijn, Michael Seiter Jan 2016

Tityus Carolineae Sp. N. From Suriname And Guyana (Scorpiones: Buthidae), František Kovařík, Rolando Teruel, Michiel A.C. Cozijn, Michael Seiter

Euscorpius

Tityus carolineae sp. n. from Suriname and Guyana is described and compared with other species of the "Tityus metuendus" complex, inside the "Tityus asthenes" group. Tityus carolineae sp. n. is the largest species of this complex, with total length of males 82–100 mm.


A New Species Of Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 From Northwestern Egypt (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Carlos Turiel Jan 2016

A New Species Of Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 From Northwestern Egypt (Scorpiones: Buthidae), Rolando Teruel, František Kovařík, Carlos Turiel

Euscorpius

Androctonus tenuissimus sp. n. from two coastal localities placed in northwestern Egypt is herein described, an addition that represents the fifth species of this genus confirmed to occur in this North African country. It is most closely related only to Androctonus bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828, which is widely distributed across northeast Africa and the Middle East and also occurs in Egypt. Both are the only species in the genus whose adults of both sexes show the following combination of three diagnostic characters: coloration uniformly blackish, pedipalp chelae con-spicuously narrower than patella in adults, and pedipalp fingers with basal lobe/notch combination ...