14 April, 2009

Two new Chaerilus species from Laos and Vietnam

Lourenco & Zhu have described two new species in the genus Chaerilus (Chaerilidae) after investigating a large series of specimens from the collections of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris collected by Professor Constantine Dawydoff in the period between 1929 and 1939:

Chaerilus laoticus Lourenco & Zhu, 2008 (collected in Laos)
Chaerilus vietnamicus Lourenco & Zhu, 2008 (collected in Vietnam)

In addition, Chaerilus petrzelkai Kovarik, 2000 from Vietnam is redescribed in the paper.

Lourenco WR, Zhu M-S. Description of two new species of the genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 (Scorpiones, Chaerilidae) from Laos and Vietnam. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica. 2008;33(3):462-74.

Family Chaerilidae

1 comment:

Laos_news said...

thanks for the news