03 December, 2009

A new species of Androctonus from Morocco

Wilson Lourenco and co-workers have recently identified a new species in the genus Androctonus (Buthidae) from Morocco:

Androctonus maroccanus Lourenco, Ythier & Leguin, 2009

The new species is related to Androctonus gonneti Vachon, 1948.

A new species of scorpion belonging to the genus Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 (family Buthidae C. L. Koch, 1837), is described on the basis of one male and one female specimens collected at Sidi Smaïl in the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. With the description of Androctonus maroccanus sp. n., the total number of Androctonus species known to Morocco is raised to seven.

Lourenco WR, Ythier E, Leguin E-A. A new species of Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 from Morocco (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius. 2009(89):1-8. [Free fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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