06 January, 2009

A new Chaerilus species from China

Zhu, Han & Lourenco (2008) have recently reviewed the chaerilid scorpions of China and in this paper a new species is described:

Chaerilus conchiformus Zhu, Han & Lourenco, 2008

The other Chinese Chaerilus (C. tessellatus and C. triznai) are redescribed. C. pictus has previously been reported from China, but the authors doubt the presence of this species in China (probably missidentifications).

The paper includes an identification key for the chaerilid scorpions of China.

Zhu MS, Han GX, Lourenco WR. The chaerilid scorpions of China (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae). Zootaxa. 2008(1943):37-52. [Subscritpion required for fulltext]

Family Chaerilidae

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