19 February, 2009

A new species in the African genus Akentrobuthus from Benin

The genus Akentrobuthus (Buthidae) is probably one of the most enigmatic African buthids, and no specimens of the genus have been collected for more than 30 years. Vignoli & Prendini (2008) have recently described a new species from the small Western African country Benin.

Akentrobuthus atakora Vignoli & Prendini, 2008 (Buthidae)

Vignoli, V. and Prendini, L. (2008). A new species of Akentrobuthus Lamoral, 1976 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from the Republic of Benin (Western Africa). Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 4, 61-70. [Free fulltext from The Scorpion Systematics Research Group]

Family Buthidae

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