18 July, 2012

A new Ananteris from Brazil

Wilson Lourenco has recently described a new species of Ananteris Thorell 1891 (Buthidae) from Northeastern Brazil.

Ananteris bonito Lourenco, 2012

A new species of the genus Ananteris Thorell has been discovered in Brazil. Ananteris bonito sp. n. is described from one single male collected in the region of the Parnaíba River delta in the state of Piauí, Brazil. This is the first record of an Ananteris species for this Brazilian state. The number of Ananteris species described from the Northeast region of Brazil is raised to seven. The number of Ananteris species known for the scorpion fauna of Brazil is now raised to 21.
Lourenco, WR. (2012). The genus Ananteris Thorell, 1891 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) in the Northeastern region of Brazil and description of a new species. Boletin del la SEA (50):73-76.

Family Buthidae

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