06 April, 2011

A new Butheoloides species from Morocco

Wilson Lourenco and co-workers have described a new species of Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 (Buthidae) from Morocco.

Butheoloides littoralis Lourenco, Touloun & Boumezzough, 2011

A new species belonging to the genus Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 (subgenus Butheoloides Hirst, 1925) (Scorpiones, Buthidae) is described from two localities in Morocco: north of Sidi Ifni in the southern coast and Sidi Moussa west of Tiznit. With the description of Butheoloides (Butheoloides) littoralis sp. n., the total number of species of this genus known from Morocco is raised to five. This makes Morocco the region in Africa with the highest diversity for Butheoloides species.

Lourenco WR, Touloun O, Boumezzough A. The genus Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) in Morocco, with a descritpion of a new species. Euscorpius. 2011(113):1-7. [Free fulltext]

Family Buthidae

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