29 April, 2009

A new Isometrus from China

Lourenco & Zhu recently described a new Isometrus species from China:

Isometrus tibetanus Lourenco & Zhu, 2008 (Buthidae)

A new species, Isometrus (Reddyanus) tibetanus sp. nov. from Tibet, China is described. For comparative purposes, Isometrus (Reddyanus) assamensis Oates, 1888, originally described from India, and also distributed in Nepal, is redescribed based on the original type materials (holotypes) and a series of specimens deposited in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Lourenco WR, Zhu M-S. A new species of the genus Isometrus Ehrenberg 1828 from China (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica. 2008;33 (2):264-71.

Thanks to Gérard Dupre for informing me about the new species!

Family Buthidae

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