16 August, 2012

A new Euscorpiops from Vietnam

A pregnant female of Euscorpiops thaomischi Kovarik, 2012 from Vietnam (Photo: Michael Misch)

Frantisek Kovarik has published a new species of Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 (Euscorpiidae) from Vietnam.

Euscorpiops thaomischi Kovarik, 2012

The new paper has a revised identification key for the genus.

Euscorpiops thaomischi sp. n. from Vietnam is described and compared with other species of the genus Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980. A key to the species of Euscorpiops is provided. In Euscorpiops thaomischi sp. n. external trichobothria on the patella number 18 (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 5 et) and ventral trichobothria on the patella number 11 or 12. Pedipalp fingers of both sexes are flexed without sexual dimorphism.

Kovarik F. Euscorpiops thaomischi sp. n. from Vietnam and a key to species of the genus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae). Euscorpius. 2012(142):1-8. [Free full text]

Thanks to Michael Misch for sharing his pictures with The scorpion Files and to Michael and Thao Ho for sharing their scorpion findings with scorpion scientists and thereby increasing our knowledge of the scorpion fauna of the world.

Family Euscorpiidae

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