11 July, 2012

A new Plesiochactas from Guatemala

Rony Trujillo and Luis de Armas have recently published a new species of Plesiochactas Pocock, 1900 (Euscorpiidae) from Guatemala.

Plesiochactas vasquezi Trujillo & Armas, 2012

A new species of the scorpion genus Plesiochactas Pocock, 1900 is described on the basis of a single female specimen from the Cerro San Gil Spring Protection Reserve, Izabal department, Guatemala. It differs from P. dilutus Karsch, 1881 by lacking the median carina of sternite VII and from P. mitchelli Soleglad, 1976 by having a higher pectinal tooth count and by the presence of fulcra.

Trujillo RE & de Armas, LF. (2012). Nueva Especie de Plesiochactas Pocock, 1900
(Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) de Guatemala. Boletin de la SEA (50):263-266.

Thanks to Rony Trujillo for sending me this paper!

Family Euscorpiidae

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