07 August, 2009

A new Androctonus from Togo

Wilson Lourenco has revalidated Prionurus eburneus Pallary, 1928, which was previously synonymised to Androctonus amoreuxi (Audouin, 1826). The new species is known from Togo.

Androctonus eburneus (Pallary, 1928) (Buthidae)

A new species of scorpion belonging to the genus Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 (the family Buthidae C. L. Koch, 1837), is described on the basis of a large series of specimens collected in the savannah-like formations in the North of Togo. The new species is characterized by yellowish to pale yellow coloration and a moderate size in relation to other species of the genus. The species Androctonus eburneus (= Prionurus eburneus Pallary, 1928), previously synonymised to Androctonus amoreuxi (Audouin, 1826), is revalidated.

Lourenco WR. A new species of Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 from Togo (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Entomol Mitt Zool Mus Hamburg. 2008 Oct 1;15 (179):37-44.

Family Buthidae

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