20 May, 2009

Centruroides tecomanus Hoffmann, 1932 raised to species status

Javier Ponce-Saavedra and co-workers have recently raised Centruroides tecomanus Hoffmann, 1932 (Buthidae) from subspecies to species status based on morphological and molecular evidence. Previous name was Centruroides limpidus tecomanus.

Morphological and molecular evidence are provided to recognize Centruroides limpidus tecomanus Hoffmann (Scorpiones: Buthidae), as a valid species rather than a subspecies of Centruroides limpidus (Karsch). A diagnosis is provided.

Saavedra JP, Francke OF, Cano-Camacho H, Hernandez-Calderon E. Evidencias morfologicas y moleculares que validan como especie a Centruroides tecomanus (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2009;80:71-84.

Family Buthidae

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