25 February, 2011

A new Broteochactas from Brazilian Amazonia

Wilson Lourenco and co-workers have discovered a new species of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Chactidae) from Brazil:

Broteochactas cauaburi Lourenco, Araujo & Franklin, 2010

Also, the male of Hadrurochactas polisi (Monod & Lourenco, 2001) is described for the first time.

Amazonian scorpions belonging to the family Chactidae Pocock, 1893 are studied. The male of Hadrurochactas polisi (Monod & Lourenço, 2001) is recorded for the first time and a short diagnosis is proposed. A new species is described, Broteochactas cauaburi sp. n., based on a female specimen collected in the upper Rio Negro region in Brazil.

Lourenco WR, Araujo J, Franklin E. Further additions to the chactid scorpions of Brazilian Amazonia (Arachnida: Scorpiones: Chactidae). Boletin de la SEA. 2010(47):135-8.

Family Chactidae

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