07 December, 2009

A new species of Urophonius from Argentina

Andreas Alejandro Ojanguren-Affilastro and German Cheli have published a study with data on the genus Urophonius (Bothriuridae) from Patagonia, Argentina. A new species is described:

Urophonius martinezi Ojanguren-Affilastro & Cheli, 2009

Distribution and seasonal surface activity of the genus Urophonius are also disscussed. Interestingly, most species of the genus Urophonius seem to have tehir surface acitvity period in the winter.

New data on the distribution and systematics of Patagonian species of the scorpion genus Urophonius Pocock 1893 are provided. A species of this genus from Penı´nsula Valde´s in central eastern Argentinean Patagonia, Urophonius martinezi new species, is described. The surface activity period of most of the species of the genus is reviewed and clearly established. A distribution map as well as a key for the Patagonian species of the genus are provided.

Ojanguren-Affilastro AA, Cheli G. New data on the genus Urophonius in Patagonia with a description of a new species of the exochus group (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae). Journal of Arachnology. 2009;37(3):346-56. [Subscription required for fulltext, but free fulltext after 12 months]

Family Bothriuridae

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