09 August, 2010

New species of Isometrus from Vietnam

Lourenco & Duhem reports of a new species of Isometrus (Buthidae) from Vietnam.

Isometrus deharvengi Lourenco & Duhem, 2010

The new species can only be considered as a possible troglophile, as it has been found both inside and outside caves.

A new species, Isometrus (Reddyanus) deharvengi sp. n., is described from caves of the region of Hon Chong, Kien Giang in southern Vietnam. Comments are also added about the scorpion fauna of Southeast Asia and cave dwelling buthid scorpions.

Lourenco WR, Duhem B. Buthid scorpions found in caves; a new species of Isometrus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from southern Vietnam. C R Biol. 2010 Aug;333(8):631-6. [Subscription required for fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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