17 November, 2010

News on rare Colombian scorpions

Rolando Teruel and Cesar Roncallo have published a new paper with news on rare and poorly known taxa from Colombia.

One of the main results are that Tityus erikae Lourenco, 1999 is synonymized with Tityus tayrona Lourenco, 1991.

The results of the study of new samples of scorpions from Colombia are presented. Tityus erikaeTityus tayrona Lourenço, 1991, and the adult female of Tarsoporosus macuira Teruel et Roncallo, 2007 is described for the first time. Also, new locality records and supplementary information on morphological variability (including some diagnosis updates) are given for Centruroides margaritatus (Gervais, 1841), Rhopalurus caribensis Teruel et Roncallo, 2008, Tityus tayrona, and Tarsoporosus macuira. Lourenço, 1999 is demonstrated to be a junior synonym of

Teruel R, Roncallo CA. Rare or poorly known scorpions from Colombia. IV. Additions, synonymies and new records (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae). Euscorpius. 2010(105):1-15. [Free fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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