19 January, 2011

A new species of Orthochirus from India

Amod Zambre and co-workers have recently discovered a new species of Orthochirus (Buthidae) from India:

Orthochirus bastawadei Zambre, Mirza, Sanap, Upadhye & Javed, 2011

The new species may be of medical importance. One of the authors was stung and experienced very strong pain that lasted for several hours.

Abstract:
A new species of scorpions of the genus Orthochirus (Buthidae) is described from Jalna, Maharashtra, India. A key to Indian scorpion of the genus Orthochirus is provided.

Reference:
Zambre AM, Mirza ZA, Sanap RV, Upadhye R, Maqsood Javed SM. A new species of Orthochirus Karsch, 1892 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Maharashtra, India. Euscorpius. 2011(107):1-12. [Free fultext]

Family Buthidae

1 comment:

Biodiversity Batch 2010-2011 said...

Excellent work!
I guess we shall see several more this decade.