18 November, 2008

New Zabius species from Brazil

The Argentinean genus Zabius has previously included the common Zabius fuscus and the rare Zabius birabeni. Luis Acosta and co-workers have now disovered a new species from the State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil:

Zabius gaucho Acosta, Candido, Buckup & Brescovit, 2008 (Buthidae)

The article also discuss the systematics of the genus Zabius. Here is the abstract from the article (click on image to enlarge):

Acosta LE, Candido DM, Buckup EH, Brescovit AD. Description of Zabius gaucho (Scorpiones, Buthidae), a new species from southern Brazil, with an update about the generic diagnosis. Journal of Arachnology. 2008;36(3):491-501. [Subscription required for fulltext, but free fulltext after 12 months]

Family Buthidae

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