18 February, 2010

New Euscorpiops from China

Zhi-Young Di and co-workers have recently described a new species of Euscorpiops (Euscorpiidae) from Yunnan in China.

Euscorpiops validus Di, Cao, Wu & Li, 2010

A new species of scorpion, Euscorpiops validus sp. nov. (Euscorpiidae) is described from Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. The new species can be characterized by having 18 (rarely 17) external trichobothria (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 5 et), and 9 or 10 (rarely 8 or 11) ventral trichobothria in the pedipalp patella; a pair of strong chela with a length/width ratio average of 3.0 on males and 3.1 on females; chela fingers strongly curved; cheliceral movable fingers with 6 or 7 (rarely 4 or 5) basal teeth on ventral edge; and pectinal fulcra present.

Di Z-Y, Cao Z-J, Wu Y-L, Li W-X. A new species of the genus Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae, Scorpopinae) from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa. 2010 (2361):13-22. [Subscription required for fulltext]

Family Euscorpiidae

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