10 July, 2012

The genus Brotheas in Brazil and a new species

Wilson Lourenco has recently published a geographical survey of the genus Brotheas C. L. Koch, 1837 (Chactidae) in Brazil. A new species is also described.

Brotheas tapajos Lourenco, 2012

A geographical survey is presented of the species of the genus Brotheas C. L. Koch, distributed in Brazilian Amazonia. Since some of these species are yet poorly characterized, diagnoses are proposed and their geographical distribution is discussed. A new species is also described on the basis of one male specimen collected in the state of Pará, Brazil. The new species, Brotheas tapajos, is characterized by reddish-brown coloration, the carapace only slightly convex and body and appendages with punctations.

Lourenco, WR. (2012). The genus Brotheas C. L. Koch, 1837 in Brazilian Amazonia, with a description of a new species from the State of Pará (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Entomol. Mitt. Zool. Mus.Hamburg 16 (187):1-10.

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me this paper!

Family Chactidae

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