01 February, 2011

A new Chaerilus from the Andaman Islands

Wilson Lourenco and co-workers have described a new species of Chaerilus Simon, 1877 (Chaerilidae) from the Andaman Islands (India) in the Indian Ocean:

Chaerilus andamanensis Lourenco, Duhem & Leguin, 2011

A new species is described belonging to the genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877. Chaerilus andamanensis sp. n. was discovered in the Island of Little Andaman in the Indian Ocean. The new species shows affinities with Chaerilus variegatus Simon, 1877 and Chaerilus borneensis Simon, 1880, respectively described from Java and Borneo. This s the first record of the genus Chaerilus in the Andaman Islands.

Lourenco WR, Duhem B, Leguin E-A. The genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 (Scorpiones, Chaerilidae) in the Indian Ocean Islands and description of a new species. Euscorpius. 2011(110):1-8. [Free fultext]

Family Chaerilidae

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