29 May, 2008

New Rhopalurus species from Colombia

A new species in the genus Rhopalurus has been described from northeastern Colombia:

Rhopalurus caribensis Teruel & Roncallo, 2008

The new species is closely related to Rhopalurus laticauda, and has probably been confused with this species in the past. The paper also discuss the taxonomy and distribution of Rhopalurus laticauda.


Teruel R, Roncallo CA. Rare or poorly known scorpions from Colombia. III. On the taxonomy and distribution of Rhopalurus laticauda Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Buthidae), with the description of a new species of the genus. Euscorpius. 2008(68):1-12. [Free fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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