07 August, 2009

A new Brotheas from Bolivia

Wilson Lourenco has described a new species in the genus Brotheas (Chactidae) from Bolivia (South America):

Brotheas bolivianus Lourenco, 2008 (Chactidae)

A new species of scorpion belonging to the genus Brotheas C. L. Koch, 1837 (family Chactidae Pocock, 1893), is described on the basis of one male specimen collected in Bolivia (W of Manoa, nearby the Abuna river) at the border with Brazil. The new species is characterized by reddish-yellow coloration, the carapace strongly convex and body and appendix weakly granulated. This new species is the first element of the family Chactidae ever reported from Bolivia.

Lourenco WR. A new species of Brotheas C. L. Koch, 1837 (Scorpiones, Chactidae) from Bolivia. Entomol Mitt Zool Mus Hamburg. [Article]. 2008 Jul 1;15 (178):1-6.

Family Chactidae

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