01 April, 2011

A new Chaerilus fra Vietnam

Wilson Lourenco has described a new species in the genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 (Chaerilidae) from Vietnam.

Chaerilus julietteae Lourenco, 2011

The article also suggest a species group division of the genus into the variegatus species-group and the truncatus species-group.

Chaerilus julietteae sp.n.is described from a coastal massif of southernVietnam. The new species is totally distinct morphologically from Chaerilus petrzelkai Kovarik, also described from the SouthVietnam: it shows more affinities with Chaerilus pictus (Pocock,1890), described from Bangladesh. An attempt to divide the genus Chaerilus into species-groups is also proposed.

Lourenço WR. The genus Chaerilus Simon, 1877 (Scorpiones, Chaerilidae) in Vietnam; description of a new species with comments on possible species-groups. Comptes Rendus Biologies. 2011;In Press. [Subscritpion required for fulltext]

Family Chaerilidae

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