25 August, 2009

A new Heterometrus species from Vietnam

A just learned about a new species of Heterometrus (Scorpionidae) described from Vietnam:

Heterometrus liangi Zhu & Yang, 2007

I have not read this paper myself (it is in Chinese), so this information is based on the papers bibliographical data. This species is not included in Kovarik's latest revision of this genus in his recently published "Illustrated Catalog of Scorpions".

Zhu MS, Yang X-F. Two species of the genus Heterometrus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpionidae) from South Vietnam sold in pet shops in China. Acta Arachnologica Sinica. 2007;16 (2):92-103.

Thanks to Gérard Dupre for informing me about this paper!

Family Scorpionidae

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