16 December, 2008

Tityus paraensis is synonymized with the restored species Tityus obscurus

After discovering old materials in the collections of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Lourenco & Leguin have concluded that Tityus obscurus (Gervais, 1843) is a senior synonym of both Tityus paraensis Kraepelin, 1896 and Tityus cambridgei Pocock, 1897 (previously synonymized with T. paraensis). This means that T. paraensis is synonymized with T. obscurus:

Tityus obscurus (Gervais, 1843) = Tityus paraensis Kraepelin, 1896

Lourenco WR, Leguin E-A. The true indentity of Scorpio (Atreus) obscurus Gervais, 1843 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Euscorpius. 2008(75):1-9. [Free fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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