08 June, 2010

A new Bothriurus species from Argentina

Ojanguren-Affilastro & Garcia-Mauro have described a new species in Bothriurus (Bothriuridae) from the Somuncura Plateau in Argentina:

Bothriurus nendai Ojanguren-Affilastro & Garcia-Mauro, 2010

Bothriurus nendai n. sp. is described. This species is endemic to the upper level of the Somuncura plateau, a Patagonian island placed in the Monte Phytogeographic province. This is the third known endemic scorpion from this area. Bothriurus nendai n. sp. is closely related to the patagonicus group; however, several morphological characters separate B. nendai from the species of this group. New data on the scorpion species of the plateau are also provided.

Ojanguren Affilastro AA, Garcia-Mauro I. A new Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) from the Somuncura Plateau, with additions to the knowledge to the endemic scorpion fauna of the area. Zootaxa. 2010(2488):52-64. [Subscription required for fulltext]

Family Bothriuridae

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