09 April, 2008

New Chactopsis species from Colombia

Richardo Botero-Trujillo has recently published a new species of Chactopsis from Selva de Mataven in Eastern Colombia:

Chactopsis carolinae Botero-Trujillo, 2008 (Euscorpiidae)*

This is the first reccord of Chactopsis in Colombia.

* The author follows Prendini & Wheeler's (2005) family classification, which place the genus Chactopsis in Chactidae.

Botero-Trujillo R. First reccord of the scorpion genus Chactopsis Kraepelin in Colombia, with the description of Chactopsis carolinae sp. nov. (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Zootaxa. 2008(1743):34-42

Family Euscorpiidae

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